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Lawsuit Challenges Maryland Elections Board Fundraising Ruling On Brown-Ulman Ticket

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A Maryland attorney filed a lawsuit today challenging a state elections board ruling that allows a candidate for lieutenant governor to fundraise during the state's upcoming legislative session.

Statewide officeholders and state legislators are prohibited from raising money during Maryland's 90-day legislative session. 

That means Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, isn't allowed to do any fundraising during that period.  

But his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, can fundraise -- as long as he doesn't coordinate with Brown.

Daniel Clements, an attorney, is challenging that ruling in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He says Ulman and Brown are "one team, inseparable, coordinated and working together by law and by their filing."

The Maryland General Assembly session begins Jan. 8.

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