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Ad Spending On Gaming Expansion Up To $35.7M

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Spending by committees for and against expanded gambling in Maryland has exceeded the amount spent in the 2006 governor’s race.

According to a filing with the State Board of Elections, a committee hoping to defeat Question 7 reports an outlay of $21.7 million.

A pro-gaming expansion committee reports that it has spent $17.7 million.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the combined total of $35.7 million is more than was spent by Democrat Martin O’Malley and Republican Robert L. Ehrlich when O’Malley defeated the incumbent governor.

Penn National is fighting a proposal by MGM to develop a casino at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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