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Maryland governor campaign of late Kevin Kamenetz gives unspent cash to scholarships, hospital, arts, zoo

Maryland governor campaign of late Kevin Kamenetz gives unspent cash to scholarships, hospital, arts, zoo

Nearly $1.4 million in unspent campaign funds from the late Kevin Kamenetz’s bid for governor will be used to fund college scholarships, as well as boost programs at Northwest Hospital, the Hippodrome Foundation and the Maryland Zoo.

Kamenetz, the Baltimore County executive who was one of the leading Democratic candidates for governor, had about $1.375 million in his campaign account when he died May 10 after suffering cardiac arrest.

After paying outstanding bills and consulting with Kamenetz’s family, the campaign decided to donate the rest of the money to charity, as allowed by state law.

“We will continue to grieve the loss of Kevin, but we are confident and...

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