BALTIMORE (AP) - Spending by committees for and against expanded gambling in Maryland has exceeded to 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 ( http://bsun.md/Ru7rto) 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.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
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