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| August 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

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As we mentioned several weeks ago, the politics in Annapolis were about to heat up.  With the advances we have seen technologically, people are no longer dependent on physical propaganda to attack a candidate. Today it is done virtually and here is the first outright attack against mayoral Candidate Trudy McFall.

Originally announced on the new (and still somewhat dubious) blog Annapolis Political Scene, it appears that some  individual, group of individuals, organization, or campaign is gunning for Trudy McFall.

The attack website, The Truth About Trudy McFall is owned by a company, CampaignSecrets, out of Georgia. Their servers are hosted on a company from Louisville, KY called MaximumASP. The domain was created less than a month ago and is set to expire next July–presumably when the damage is done (or not).

Registrant:
   CampaignSecrets.com
   1765 Ridgemill Terrace
   Dacula, Georgia 30019
   United States

   Registered through: domainspot.org
   Domain Name: TRUTHABOUTTRUDY.COM
      Created on: 30-Jul-09
      Expires on: 30-Jul-10
      Last Updated on: 30-Jul-09

   Administrative Contact:
      Montini, Mark  [email protected]
      CampaignSecrets.com
      1765 Ridgemill Terrace
      Dacula, Georgia 30019
      United States
      (877) 605-4251      Fax -- 

   Technical Contact:
      Montini, Mark  [email protected]
      CampaignSecrets.com
      1765 Ridgemill Terrace
      Dacula, Georgia 30019
      United States
      (877) 605-4251      Fax -- 

   Domain servers in listed order:
      NS1.MAXIMUMASP.COM
      NS2.MAXIMUMASP.COM

As you look around CampaignSecrets‘ website, it appears to be a tool used to effectively run and manage small election campaigns. Perhaps they also quietly specialize in political assassinations.

While speculation might indicate that this is an attack by one of her democratic opponents in the upcoming primary, the “satisfied client” list from CampaignSecrets certainly does not indicate that either.

  • Republican Party of Florida
  • Republican Party of Texas
  • Republican Party of Colorado
  • Republican Party of Tennessee
  • Republican Party of North Carolina
  • Republican Party of Delaware
  • Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee
  • National Federation of Republican Women
  • Georgia House Republican Caucus

Calls to Mark Montini at CampaignSecrets were not returned and the McFall campaign did not respond prior to publishing.

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009. John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.