Best Riot-ett: Catherine Pugh’s Campaign Workers

On primary election day, starting at 5 a.m., about 100 people lined up on North Ellamont Street for promised jobs with State Sen. Catherine Pugh’s mayoral election campaign. Then they were told the promised jobs—and promised $100—would not be forthcoming. So several did the Baltimore thing: slashing tires and smashing the windows out of two vehicles, until Pugh relented and said they’d be paid (and asked to work) anyway. She chalked it up to a “misunderstanding.” Former Mayor Sheila Dixon’s people, of course, spread rumors that none of the workers would be paid (and that they’d all been bused in from New York), because that is how politics is done here.

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