ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A political consultant who was convicted in a robocall conspiracy in the last Maryland governor's election has filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat.
Julius Henson filed paper work on Thursday to run in the Democratic primary. However, he has a court date next week to determine whether probation conditions from the 2012 conspiracy conviction mean he can't be a candidate. A hearing has been set before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Emanuel Brown on Feb. 27.
Henson wants to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Nathaniel McFadden.
Henson is serving three years of probation for his conviction. He served a 30-day jail term in 2012 after being convicted of conspiracy. Prosecutors contended that robocalls made to Democratic voters were aimed at keeping black voters from the polls.