From The Baltimore Sun:
The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner.
None of the messages were meant for public discourse. The governor’s office mistakenly gave the batch to The Baltimore Sun in response to a public records request. It meant to withhold the messages, arguing they were exempt from public records laws, and to share only a four-word note from then-public affairs director Rick Abbruzzese to his boss: “I have your ipad.”