L'Affaire Pierre continues.....The "robocall" that embattled Annapolis Democratic Mayoral Candidate Zina Pierre used with the recorded voice of former President Bill Clinton, her past employer, apparently violated Annapolis City Code by not providing an authority line or the name of her campaign treasurer. The 42-second recording which was automatically sent to the homes of many Annapolis voters in September has also remained on the candidate's web site for weeks www.zinapierre.com/video-audio/Zina_Pierre_msg0009.wav
According to Annapolis City Code:
A person, candidate, campaign manager, treasurer, partisan organization or political committee, including political clubs, or party committee may not expend any money for printing, publication or broadcasting of any political matter whatsoever, unless the matter purports on its face to be paid political advertisement and printed, published or broadcast by authority of the person, campaign manager or treasurer for the named candidate, partisan organization, party committee or political committee, including political clubs.
(Prior code § 7A-135)
Yes, that really is Bill Clinton making calls on behalf of Zina Pierre who formerly served as special assistant to the President for intergovernmental affairs and as his liaison to the Nation's local governments.
Pierre, who has been silent since her flip-flop, will hold a press conference at the Loews Hotel, 126 West Street, at 4 pm on Wednesday, September 23.