Van Hollen Camp Pays Fine Over Dispute With Emily’s List

Van Hollen camp pays fine over dispute with Emily’s List

Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s campaign has agreed to pay a fine and return some $3,300 in contributions over a dispute with a political group that supported his opponent in last year’s Democratic Senate primary.
Emily’s List, the women’s group that backed former Rep. Donna Edwards’ campaign for Senate, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in 2015, alleging Van Hollen’s campaign used the group’s finance reports to identify potential donors – which is prohibited.

The group, which spent heavily on Edwards’ campaign, had sent a solicitation to donors in 11 states that incorrectly identified Van Hollen as a Republican. …

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