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Venable PAC Hosting Fundraiser for Wynn

The political action committee for the Washington, D.C., law firm Venable will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser for Rep. Albert Wynn (D) next Tuesday as the Congressman continues to add to his war chest for a second race against the surprisingly strong primary challenger he faced in 2006.

Since his primary scare from lawyer and community activist Donna Edwards (D), Wynn has done his best to tout his liberal credentials while stockpiling cash for his race. As of the end of June, Wynn had a little less than a 4-to-1 cash-on-hand advantage over Edwards, with almost $400,000 in the bank.

Edwards lost by less than 3,000 votes in the 2006 primary and last week she was hammering Wynn for skipping the first primary debate of the cycle sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Wynn sent Prince George’s County Councilman Will Campos (D) to stand in for him and his campaign manager told media outlets that, with Congress just getting back from the August recess, Wynn’s duties on Capitol Hill forced him to miss the event.

— John McArdle

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