Donna Edwards

Van Hollen camp pays fine over dispute with Emily's List

Van Hollen camp pays fine over dispute with Emily's List

Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s campaign has agreed to pay a fine and return some $3,300 in contributions over a dispute with a political group that supported his opponent in last year’s Democratic Senate primary.

Emily's List, the women's group that backed former Rep. Donna Edwards' campaign for Senate, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in 2015, alleging Van Hollen’s campaign used the group’s finance reports to identify potential donors – which is prohibited.

The group, which spent heavily on Edwards’ campaign, had sent a solicitation to donors in 11 states that incorrectly identified Van Hollen as a Republican. Van Hollen’s campaign responded by sending a letter...

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