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Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million
Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million

Despite the barrage of political ads that assailed the eyes and ears of Marylanders in the recent governor's race, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan didn't set a spending record. Spending by the Hogan and Brown campaigns — combined with expenditures their state political parties made explicitly on their behalf — came to $24.2 million for the four-year election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. In 2006, the GOP's Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Democrat Martin O'Malley spent a combined $30 million. The figure for the 2014 contest will edge up slightly before the campaigns close the books in their final reports in...