BALTIMORE — As the race for mayor of Baltimore heats up, one candidate calls out another, accusing her of intimidation.
On Wednesday, Thiru Vignarajah along with former Judge Wanda Heard and Councilwoman Rikki Spector held a press conference condemning tactics by Mary Miller targeting his supporters and surrogates and using what they call dark money to fund a negative campaign of intimidation.
Vignarajah said over the past few months nearly a dozen of his supporters has received anonymous letters and his surrogates have received emails.
He also said her team funded a poll that he calls a scam.
"In the last few days audio has circulated from an apparently Baltimore County voter who received a call on April 14th between 6 and 8 p.m., with 5 minutes of awfully nice things about Ms. Miller in what was presented as a scientific assessment of how the campaign stands."
Vignarajah said he is disappointed and the allegations ought to be disqualifying.
Miller responded with this statement:
From day one, we’ve been focused on discussing our vision of creating inclusive growth and equity for all of Baltimore’s residents. We need this now more than ever. Our strategy is clearly working as we continue to be the only candidate with momentum. The unsubstantiated and dangerous allegations raised have no evidence. Baltimore deserves a mayor focused on the issues and the challenges faced by the people of our great city. As you know, we cannot and do not coordinate with independent expenditures. Once again, Mr. Vignarajah is making false accusations and misleading voters.