Americans for Public Trust Files FEC Complaint Against Maryland Senate Candidate Angela Alsobrooks


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, Americans for Public Trust (APT) filed an FEC complaint against Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Angela Alsobrooks for an apparent violation of restrictions against using her state campaign funds for her federal campaign.

The FEC complaint alleges that Ms. Alsobrooks used funds from her Maryland state-level campaign committee to cover “fundraising expenses” in the early stages of her U.S. Senate campaign. Ms. Alsobrooks’ state-level account continued to make significant disbursements for fundraising after she became a candidate for U.S. Senate in May 2023. In fact, her state-level account spent over $69,000 on fundraising consulting while only raising $560 in all of 2023. Meanwhile, her federal campaign did not make a single disbursement for fundraising until June 30, 2023.

“It’s illegal for a candidate to use pre-existing state campaign funds to jumpstart their race for federal office.” said Americans for Public Trust Executive Director Caitlin Sutherland. “Publicly available information suggests this is precisely what Ms. Alsobrooks did, and a pattern of payments like this absolutely warrants an FEC investigation.”

Click HERE to read the FEC complaint.

Click HERE to read reporting on the FEC complaint.


  • Election law prohibits the use of funds from a pre-existing state campaign for a candidate’s federal race.
  • In May 2023, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced her bid for U.S Senate.
  • Ms. Alsobrooks maintains a state-level campaign committee, “Friends of Angela Alsobrooks,” that she used in previous campaigns for State’s Attorney and her current office, County Executive.
  • In her state committee’s annual report covering 2023, Ms. Alsobrooks reported making disbursements from her state account aftershe announced her campaign for U.S. Senate.
  • Ms. Alsobrooks held at least seven federalfundraising events in May and June 2023, but during this same period, paid nearly $17,000 in fundraising expenses from her state account.
  • Ms. Alsobrooks’ state-level campaign spent over $69,000 on fundraising consulting while only raising $560 in all of 2023.