By Adam Pagnucco.
Council Member George Leventhal, who is running for County Executive, is running the ad below on Facebook. While ostensibly directed at President Donald Trump, it’s an obvious shot at a possible campaign opponent, Total Wine co-owner David Trone.
Leventhal has gone after Trone before, blasting him for illegal campaign signs and corporate contributions. The latter charge is ironic considering Leventhal’s taking of more than $300,000 in corporate contributions over the last three cycles.
Negative campaigning has a long, LONG history in Montgomery County. But it’s a bit unusual to target a person who is not yet officially running. In any event, it is now crystal clear that if David Trone does run for Executive, George Leventhal will be ready.