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Edwards, Van Hollen trade barbs over Wall Street

Edwards, Van Hollen trade barbs over Wall Street

Borrowing a page from the presidential campaign, the two Democrats running for the Senate in Maryland are taking aim at Wall Street — and each other — in a bid for voters fed up with the nation's financial industry.

Rep. Donna F. Edwards has repeatedly referred to her opponent as a "Wall Street Democrat" in emails to supporters, despite his record of crafting bills opposed by the banking sector.

Meanwhile, Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign has criticized Edwards for not supporting measures to clamp down on tax loopholes that benefit the industry, even though those bills are unlikely to advance.

The war of words over Wall Street underscores the...