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In New Ad, Gansler Attacks Brown For Maryland's Health Exchange Rollout

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The first attack ad in the Maryland governor's race is out, courtesy of Attorney General Doug Gansler. The ad goes after Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown for his handling of the state's online health insurance marketplace.

There's a lot of typing and mouse-clicking in the online ad, which looks to place blame for the troubled roll-out of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange on Brown, who was tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Maryland by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

It features graphics from a Washington Post report which showed enrollments on Maryland's site lagging far behind other states that have their own exchanges.

It also includes this statement Brown made to a Baltimore TV station when he was asked about insurance companies dropping state residents from their plans: "It's not a termination or cancellation... we're really talking about renewal notices."

The video ends a week in which Gansler's campaign has been focusing on that comment.

Earlier this week a Brown campaign spokesman said the attorney general's attacks sound like ones Republicans are making on the law commonly referred to as Obamacare.

Both Brown and Gansler, as well as Montgomery County delegate Heather Mizeur, are seeking the Democratic nomination.

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