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Health care lobbyists run negative ad against Henson
Health care lobbyists run negative ad against Henson

Maryland health care lobbyists have launched a negative radio ad against East Baltimore Democrat Julius Henson, who is challenging State Sen. Nathaniel McFadden in this month's primary election. The ad, paid for by Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Inc., praises the public health record of McFadden and criticizes Henson, a long-time campaign operative who does not support a plan to increase the tobacco tax. The group wants Maryland lawmakers to raise the tax on each pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3 to disincentivize smoking. But the ad also references Henson's involvement in a 2010 robocall prosecutors say was intented to suppress African-American votes. "In East...

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