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Battle over Social Security rages on in Senate contest

Battle over Social Security rages on in Senate contest

The two leading Democratic candidates running for Maryland's open Senate seat continue to battle over Social Security, using four-year-old ambiguous quotes as weapons in an effort to convince voters that the other candidate isn't committed to the program. 

Rep. Donna F. Edwards of Prince George's County, who has been making the argument all year against rival Rep. Chris Van Hollen, elevated the attack Monday with a new television ad that points to a quote from Van Hollen in the Wall Street Journal in 2012 in which the Budget Committee leader suggests he might be open to raising the retirement age.

Van Hollen, a Montgomery County lawmaker, has fired back with his own...

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