Hershey company clashes with Maryland candidate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hershey company says a candidate running for office is milking its well-known iconic chocolate bar for political gain.
Hershey’s filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court in Maryland accusing state Sen. Stephen S. Hershey Jr. of improperly using campaign materials that mimic the look of a Hershey’s candy bar.
Among other things, the company wants a judge to bar Senator Hershey from using materials with the word Hershey “in block text or on a brown or maroon background” and to pay for the cost of the lawsuit.
Hershey said in a statement Tuesday that his campaign’s actions were lawful.
He is running for re-election.