MD gubernatorial race yields campaign finance violation complaint

By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter.

The gubernatorial campaign for Attorney General Douglas Gansler plans to file a campaign finance violation complaint against both the Brown-Ulman campaign and a political action committee that has spent money attacking Gansler.

The complaint will be filed June 25 — the day after the primary election — and is based on recently filed campaign finance reports that show chief fundraisers for gubernatorial frontrunners Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and running mate Ken Ulman have been consulting for a PAC that is running attack ads against Brown’s biggest rival, Gansler.

While it is not against state campaign finance law to do so, any coordination or cooperation between the two parties that is related to the ads could be. The Brown campaign denies the allegations, saying any alleged violations of election rules would be “factually inaccurate.”

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