Former Md. delegate pleads guilty to wire fraud charge

GREENBELT, Maryland — Former Maryland Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud charge in the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, after prosecutors say she used an undisclosed PayPal account to defraud campaign contributors. Gaines,…

Charges against Md. delegate add to state corruption history

Former Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a federal wire fraud charge, adding to an already-long list of Maryland lawmakers — largely Democrats — who have been convicted, charged or reprimanded for corruption or other ethical issues in recent years.

Anne Arundel Co. campaign finance bill awaits governor’s signature

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A campaign finance bill designed to allow Anne Arundel County officials to limit contributions developers make to local races is awaiting the governor’s signature. The measure could impact the ability of developers to donate to incumbents and…

Hogan spends big on campaign ads; Jealous holds off

As expensive ads in favor of Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan went out on Maryland television channels this week, his Democratic challenger, former NAACP President Ben Jealous, has yet to respond with his own TV spots.

In Congress, only one Maryland lawmaker gets NRA money

WASHINGTON — As congressional gun talks ramp up, advocates for stronger safety laws have called for their representatives to stop accepting campaign finance donations from the National Rifle Association. The gun rights advocacy group has given $263,818 to candidates in…

Maryland U.S. House winners raise donations from across country

Two of Maryland’s recently re-elected Congressional candidates raised the majority of their individual contributions from out-of-state donors, with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, an incumbent representing the 5th District, garnering the largest proportion.

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