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FACT CHECK: Edwards, Van Hollen battle over fundraiser

FACT CHECK: Edwards, Van Hollen battle over fundraiser

Rep. Donna Edwards has for weeks criticized her opponent in Maryland’s Senate race for a fundraiser hosted by a former Wall Street lobbyist, arguing the event underscores Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s relationship with the financial sector.

The Van Hollen campaign counters that the former lobbyist, Douglas Lowenstein, and the other hosts of the fundraiser, are involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event, the Van Hollen camp says, was intended to support the congressman’s efforts on that disease.

"This event was organized by me and three friends, all of whom are linked together by one overriding issue: We or our loved ones have type 1...

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