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Trone to take new fundraising approach in latest bid for Congress

Trone to take new fundraising approach in latest bid for Congress

David Trone, the Democratic businessman running in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, has learned at least one thing from his unsuccessful congressional bid last year: Self-funding a political campaign is a turnoff for some voters.

Trone, co-owner of national liquor retailer Total Wine & More, blasted radio and television airwaves in his 2016 run for the 8th Congressional District after investing more than $13 million in his campaign. At the time, he eschewed fundraising and was accused by opponents of attempting to buy the seat.

He finished second in the 2016 primary, losing to a state lawmaker who went on to win the district in the November election, Rep. Jamie...

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