State buys masks from politically connected firm linked to Michael Steele

There may be new questions about Maryland's use of a politically connected firm to buy emergency supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the 11 News I-Team has learned. In early April, the state bought 5 million protective masks at a cost of $14 million from a Washington, D.C.-based firm called Coast to Coast Strategies. It's a firm normally in the business of political consulting, according to its website, and one of its principals is former Republican Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.