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Rep. Brown paying down state loan with unusual method

Rep. Brown paying down state loan with unusual method

Rep. Anthony G. Brown is slowly making progress paying back the $500,000 he borrowed from a union in the waning weeks of his unsuccessful 2014 run for governor — but he is doing so in an unexpected way.

Brown, who sailed to victory in the heavily Democratic 4th Congressional District last fall, returned $160,000 of the loan from the Laborers Political Education Fund in 2016, state campaign finance reports filed last week show.

At the same time, Brown was being repaid money he had lent his campaign for Congress.

A review of state and federal campaign finance reports by The Baltimore Sun indicates that Brown is paying off the state debt to the union at the same time he is...

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