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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 06:32 AM

Gov. Hogan's political lobbying organization to begin airing TV ads against legislative Democrats

Gov. Hoganís political lobbying organization to begin airing TV ads against legislative Democrats over crime, taxes


Armed with $1.1 million in donations, Maryland Gov. Larry Hoganís political lobbying organization on Friday announced it would begin airing negative television ads against Democrats in the General Assembly over crime and taxes.

One spot advocates for the legislature to pass the Republican governorís crime legislation amid a dispute with Democratic lawmakers over the effectiveness of mandatory minimum sentences.

The other opposes a large expansion of the state sales tax, proposed by some House of Delegates Democrats as a way to raise $2.6 billion annually to pay for improvements to public education proposed by the Kirwan Commission.

The Change Maryland Action Fund is paying for the ads after raising $1.1 million in 2019 from 1,600 donors, said David Weinman, spokesman for the political lobbying group. Weinman released a list of the donors, but did not respond to questions about how much money the organization was spending on ads.

Read more: https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-hogan-ads-20200228-n6qibjzkxjg4hkrem5ykmmet3a-story.html

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