The Steele for Maryland campaign has just released a web video that exposes Congressman Ben Cardin’s lies in his TV ad, “Real People.”

In his ad, the real people either work or have worked for the Cardin campaign at one point. The following, provided by the Steele campaign, details who all of those people really are:

Ashley Pedicord Is Paid By The Cardin Campaign. (Federal Election Commission Website, www.fec.gov, accessed October 26, 2006)

(Federal Election Commission Website, www.fec.gov, accessed October 26, 2006)

Note: Ashley Pedicord has received over $700 in disbursements from the Cardin campaign.

Terri Trupp Is Cardin’s Makeup Artist. “U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, the Democratic nominee for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat, received a coating of makeup from veteran movie makeup artist Terri Trupp before his victory party at the Wyndham Baltimore hotel Tuesday night. Miss Trupp, whose film credits include ‘Ladder 49,’ ‘Minority Report’ and ‘Homicide: The Movie,’ also had applied makeup on presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry, a Democrat.” (“Pro-Military Groups Criticize Virginia Candidates,” The Washington Times, September 18, 2006)

“Kelton Addison, Executive Officer of the UAW’s CAP Committee.” (Ben Cardin for Senate, Press Release, “AFL-CIO Endorses Ben Cardin for U.S. Senate,” February 28, 2006)

Carl Tuvin Is The Former Director Of The Maryland Democratic Party. “‘You need to work well with your party,’ says Carl Tuvin, a public affairs consultant and lobbyist who lives in Chevy Chase. ‘But in order to make a lot of progress you’ve got to work well with both parties,’ notes Mr. Tuvin, a former director of Maryland’s Democratic Party, and a longtime congregants with Mr. Cardin’s family at Baltimore’s Orthodox Beth Tfiloh Synagogue. Mr. Tuvin points to the recently passed Portman-Cardin small business pension simplification law. Mr. Cardin wrote and introduced the bill five years ago; he got it passed this year partly by allowing Republican Congressman Rob Portman of Ohio to put his name first on the bill.” (David Conn, “Going For Six,” Baltimore Jewish Times, November 1, 1996)

One wonders if a certain Cardin apologist will mention this.