Democratic Maryland gubernatorial frontrunner Anthony Brown was caught on camera in front of an apparent pole dancer.
The Mirror is told that this picture comes from last year’s ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) conference in Las Vegas. Brown was there evidently “on official” business — meaning the taxpayers picked up his tab.
Brown’s campaign manager Justin Schall added some color in a phone interview: “This is the Maryland party last year,” he explained, and “all the elected officials” from Maryland were in attendance.
While it’s uncertain if he was there to fundraise for his campaign, it’s widely known to be a major reason why candidates go to Vegas.
The picture is all smiles and bliss. But look closely — in the background is a pole-hugging, scantily-clad woman with a top hat. So what would otherwise be a normal visual of a politician on a trip with work-related guests includes, err, a curvy woman in a red bikini (or bra and panties, whatever the case may be.)
After asking for a copy of the photo so that he could have his “experts” review the snap, Schall confirmed its authenticity and said it was taken near the pool at the Wynn hotel.
Schall insisted in a whiny and combative phone call that the woman in the red undress was definitely “not a stripper!”
Ok, so what was she? Schall didn’t have an answer.
“This was not our party,” Schall threw out, but simply ”part of the convention.”
The Mirror has confirmed that the photo was taken at the Wynn’s Surrender Nightclub, which prominently features convenient stripper poles.
The primary is June 24.