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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:06 PM

Donna Edwards needs our help.

Pro-Israel Billionaire Haim Saban Drops $100,000 Against Donna Edwards in Maryland Senate Race (The Intercept)

IN THE FINAL DAYS leading up to Maryland’s Democratic voters going to the polls on Tuesday to choose their U.S. Senate nominee, Rep. Donna Edwards has been barraged by ads and mailers from the Super PAC backing her opponent, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, called the Committee for Maryland’s Progress.

A television ad assails Edwards as “one of the least effective members of Congress,” contrasting her career with Van Hollen’s legislative record. It mentions no foreign policy issues, despite the dominant issue motivating one of the Super PAC’s largest funders.

Recently released disclosures reveal that $100,000 — a sixth of what the Super PAC has raised —comes from a single source: a donation by pro-Israel billionaire Haim Saban.

A “One-Issue Guy”

Saban, who made his fortune in the media and entertainment industry, has spent millions of dollars influencing the foreign policy establishment, including by sponsoring the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy and funding the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He is also one of the largest donors to Hillary Clinton’s Super PACs. In a 2010 interview with the New Yorker, he described himself as a “one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.”

Please support Donna and show the world that we do have the strength to stand up to this oligarch.


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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:28 PM

1. But, but, but Van Hollen's a progressive, too!


Martin O'Malley said so, so it must be true!


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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:47 PM

2. My congressman and a great Democrat.

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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:55 PM

3. Van Hollen is a progressive, and I am voting for him tomorrow.


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