Pelosi criticizes pro-Edwards ad in Maryland Senate race

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is denouncing an advertisement being run on behalf of one House Democrat against another in a hotly contested Senate primary.

Pelosi has stayed neutral in the Maryland Senate primary between Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen. But she says the pro-Edwards ad should be pulled because it’s a misrepresentation. The ad claims that Van Hollen supported a loophole for the National Rifle Association in a campaign finance disclosure bill.

The White House already had asked a political action committee supporting Edwards’ Senate bid to pull the advertisement on gun control, which used President Barack Obama’s image.

Pelosi argues the campaign finance bill was a good piece of legislation and notes both Edwards and Van Hollen are opposed by the NRA.

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