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Hershey company clashes with Maryland candidate

June 10, 2014

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.

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