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Bad Day for the Lollar Campaign

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Charles Lollar’s campaign for governor has been hit with a lot of criticism saying they are not up to the task of winning a primary, let alone cleaning up the mess the Democrat machine has made of Maryland. Now the State Board of Elections has denied Lollar’s request for public financing. The reason? They forgot to apply by the February 25th deadline.

A month later, the campaign requested a waiver which The Baltimore Sun reports has now been denied.

The board voted unanimously to deny the waiver request by Lollar, a Charles County business executive. Jared Demarinis, executive director of candidacy and campaign finance, told the board that Lollar missed the Feb. 25 to apply because his campaign had forgotten that was the deadline for applying for public financing as well as for filing candidacy papers.

The other three GOP hopefuls in the primary all filed their applications on time.

UPDATE

Andrew GrabauAs if the financing situation weren’t enough, a Lollar campaign worker was arrested yesterday for child sexual abuse. According to WUSA9:

Anne Arundel County Police Department said they got information on March 20, regarding a possible child abuse case.

Police were able to determine that Andrew Dickinson Grabau sexually abused a child over a several month period in 2013, authorities said.

Grabau had been hired by the victim’s parents to babysit, police said. Family members told authorities they left their child in the care of Grabau several occasions between April 2013 and October 2013.

Grabau’s name was understandably scrubbed from the Lollar website but a cached copy still lists him as Regional Team Leader for the Southern Region.

The Lollar campaign had already received criticism for seeming less than diligent in vetting campaign workers. This is likely to rekindle some of that.

Cached Copy Campaign Team – Charles Lollar for Governor

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