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Fact checker dings Jamie Raskin on carbon footprint claim

Fact checker dings Jamie Raskin on carbon footprint claim

Two Democratic candidates for Maryland's 8th Congressional District are in a dust up over an ad that claims only one them has crafted laws to reduce the state's carbon footprint.

State Sen. Jamie Raskin began airing a series of ads late last month in the competitive race, including one that trumpeted his endorsement from the Sierra Club. 

"They all talk about climate change," the narrator says over a picture of the Democratic candidates. But, it goes on, "only Raskin wrote laws to reduce our carbon footprint." The ad points to a law he crafted in 2010 that required state agencies to buy 90 percent recycled paper and to set other green-friendly...

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