DeMarco Apologist Omits Key Fact

Lobbyist/DeMarco Apologist
 Len Lucchi
Earlier this week, Vinny DeMarco published a banal anti-gun screed on Len Lazarick was generous enough with his bandwidth to print a factually-based response from our very own Mark Newgent.

Len posted a lengthy comment that he got from a gentleman named Len Lucchi. Lucchi identifies himself as “a longtime Maryland attorney and lobbyist.”  This is in fact based in reality based on his law firm biography.

However, that’s not the entire story. You see, what Lucchi conveniently neglected to note on his biographic cred in his thoughts that were sent to Lazarick was his serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Inc:

The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Inc. is a sister organization of our Education Fund. It is a 501(c)(4) organization and takes action on important issues relating to our shared goal of expanding access to quality, affordable health care. This board also includes representatives of our key constituencies and meets quarterly.

Of course the President of both Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Inc and the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund is one Vincent DeMarco.

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This probably helps explain Lucchi’s sycophantic piece in the Gazette in 2011 heaping religious-like praise upon DeMarco for his support of the alcohol tax.

I don’t begrudge the fact the Lucchi wants to protect his precious in trying to defend the indefensible. However, Lucchi should have been smart enough to realize that he was tied to DeMarco at the hip and that he would be exposed as nothing more than a DeMarco pawn. It would make one question Lucchi’s skills and strategy in trying to keep that information quiet, but given the fact that the DeMarco crew doesn’t like to talk about Vinny DeMarco being in the pocket of big tobacco that shouldn’t come as a great surprise either.

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