Franchot helps raise funds for anti-slots committee

Comptroller Peter Franchot has put his money where his mouth is in the slots debate, transferring $6,000 in campaign funds to a ballot committee opposing the gambling machines in the state. He also donated $500 of his own money. But that might be the extent of the contributions. His campaign cannot transfer more money under Maryland election law, and his campaign manager, Tim Daly, said yesterday that Franchot is "not independently wealthy" and "doesn't have intentions to contribute personally in a significant way." The donations were reported to the Maryland State Board of Elections late Friday. Voters will decide the slots referendum Nov. 4.

Laura Smitherman

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