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Attack ad funder revealed as Senate race erupts over NRA

Attack ad funder revealed as Senate race erupts over NRA

A well-connected hedge fund manager is behind a new Senate ad attacking Rep. Chris Van Hollen, according to disclosure reports filed Thursday — the latest development in a widening controversy in the high-profile race.

S. Donald Sussman, a Maine resident and political contributor, gave $600,000 to a super PAC in April that paid for the ad, the filings show. A group associated with Emily's List, a Washington-based organization that backs Democratic women, also contributed.

The revelation came on a day when a number of Democrats — including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi — joined the White House in decrying the...

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