Van Hollen Campaign Pays Fine After Dispute With EMILY’s List
Van Hollen campaign pays fine after dispute with EMILY’s List
Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) campaign will return over $3,000 in contributions and pay a $2,100 penalty to the U.S. Treasury following a settlement with a group that supported his Democratic Senate primary opponent, The Baltimore Sun reported on Wednesday.At the center of the dispute is a 2015 Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint filed by EMILY’s List, a political organization that supported former Rep. Donna Edwards’s (D) 2016 bid against Van Hollen for Senate.
In its complaint, EMILY’s List claims that Van Hollen violated FEC rules by using the group’s finance reports in order to identify potential donors.
The incident in …