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Report: 60% of political donors in Md. spend big
Report: 60% of political donors in Md. spend big

More than 60 percent of donors to congressional candidates in Maryland gave more than $1,000 and the state ranked 31st in the nation for inequality between small and large contributions, according to a report released Tuesday by groups supporting campaign finance reform. The study, which considered political donations made for the primary election, found that 122 large donors in Maryland outspent 2,440 people who gave less than $200 -- underscoring the influence a small group of wealthy donors can have on political campaigns. Maryland PIRG Foundation and Demos released the report. "The voices of small donors in Maryland are increasingly drowned out by the spending of a small cadre...

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