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Bill to restrict borrowing by candidates triggered by Brown loan
Bill to restrict borrowing by candidates triggered by Brown loan

A proposed bill in the Maryland Senate would outlaw a type of loan taken out by Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown in his failed campaign for governor last year when he borrowed $500,000 from a union in the final weeks of his campaign. Sen. Gail Bates, a Howard County Republican, said her legislation was triggered by that loan. Brown, a Democrat, has yet to repay the loan from the Laborers International Union and had almost no money left in his campaign account as of last month. When he took out the loan for his campaign against now-Gov. Larry Hogan, he signed a note making him personally liable for repayment. Under current Maryland law Brown has four more years to repay the loan before it...

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