ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Democratic Party is asking the state board of elections to investigate possible campaign finance violations by Gov. Larry Hogan.
The Democrats say the Republican took donations from 100 benefactors that were over the legal limit.READ MORE: Dundalk High School Teacher Charged With Assaulting 2 Students
The Democrats’ executive director Ben Smith said Hogan’s 2018 campaign raked in more than $200,000 in violation of the legal limit of $6,000 per donor.
The Washington Post reports Maryland Sen. Clarence Lam noticed the possible violations after Hogan vetoed a bill to strengthen transparency in the governor’s appointments office.READ MORE: Baltimore-Odesa Sister City Committee Aims To Raise $500K For Ukraine In A Week
Lam told the Democratic Party, which then found the other possible violations.
Hogan’s attorney denies the accusations and says the campaign refunded at least five of the donations that exceeded the limit.MORE NEWS: UMMS Employees Learn To Intervene, Save Lives On National Stop The Bleed Day
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