Maryland candidates submit final campaign finance reports ahead of July 19 primary – Baltimore Sun

With early voting underway and vote counting just 11 days away, candidates for state and local office submit their final reports on how they did fundraising ahead of the July 19 primary elections.

Most of Maryland’s statewide elected seats are up for grabs in 2022, as Gov. Larry Hogan reaches his two-term limit, comptroller Pierre Franchot tries out for the Governor’s Mansion and Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is retiring after a 35-year political career.

Including Franchot, nine Democrats are vying for the top spot on the ticket in November’s general election. Poll describes primary as a close three-way race between Franchot, author and former nonprofit leader Wes Moore and former Secretary of the United States Department of Labor Tom Perezwith a significant number of uncertain voters.

Moore, who has always been the top fundraiser in the field, said he raised $591,000 and spent $1.9 million between June 8 and July 3, the last day included in the filing period, according to reports from him and his running mate, former state Del Aruna Miller. Between their three campaign committees, they had $810,000 in the bank just over two weeks before primary day.

Since the last campaign finance reporting deadline on June 7, Franchot and his running mate, former Prince George County Councilman Monique Anderson-Walker, have raised $260,000, spent $1.3 million dollars and they were left with $629,000.

Perez and his choice for lieutenant governor, former Baltimore councilwoman Shannon Sneed, brought in a total of $645,000 on Friday, having raised $447,000 and spent $979,000 during the period, according to their reports. .

For all races, new campaign financial reports were due by 11:59 p.m. Friday. Here’s where things stood at 9 p.m.:

Former Maryland Attorney General by Doug Gansler country said he had $550,000 left after reporting about $1 million on hand in June, much of which was due to donations he made himself. He raised $58,000 and spent $579,000 in the last period.

Former Clinton White House official by Jon Baron The campaign brought in $337,000 after receiving around $1.6 million last month, also mostly from self-funding. It has raised $16,861 and spent around $1.3 million in the roughly four weeks since that latest deadline.

Democrats Ralph Jaffe, Ashwani Jain, John B. King and Jerome Segal had not filed by 9 p.m.

Among the four Republican candidates, former cabinet member Hogan Kelly Schulz and indicate Del. Dan Cox are central to their party’s gubernatorial nomination. Only Schulz had filed her new spending figures at 9 p.m.

Schulz, who is backed by Hogan, and his running mate Jeff Woolford, had about $734,000, according to their July reports — about the same as a month earlier. They raised $208,500 and spent $260,000 during this time.

Republicans Robin Ficker and Joe Werner had not filed by 9 p.m.

Congressman Anthony Brown and former Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Katie Curran O’Malley face off in the statewide race to replace Frosh, who served as Maryland’s attorney general for the past two terms.

Brown served as lieutenant governor when Curran O’Malley’s husband, Governor Martin O’Malley, began his second term.

New reports from Curran O’Malley showed $205,000 in hand, down from $634,000 a month ago. Brown has $361,000 on hand. He has spent $878,000 since filing his June report.

Republican candidates Jim Shalleck and Michel Anthony Peroutka had $2,102 and $27,390 respectively.

In June, Baltimore City Del. Brooke E. Lierman defeated the Mayor of Bowie Tim Adams in fundraising in the race to become the state’s next comptroller.

The comptroller oversees the collection of state income tax; imposes state taxes on gasoline, alcohol, and tobacco, and sits on Maryland’s powerful three-person Board of Public Works, which approves major state contracts.

Whoever wins the Democratic primary will face the Republican executive in Harford County in November Barry Glassmannow undisputed.

Lierman said he had $385,000 left of the $1.5 million in his coffers last month.

Adams reported $585,000 in hand, a decrease of $381,000 since his June report.

The president and CEO of a tech support company that provides services to the Department of Defense, Adams loaned $3.3 million to his own campaign.

One of the most contentious races to follow this election season is the city’s local state attorney race.

The holder, Marilyn Mosby, is embroiled in controversy after a federal grand jury indicted her this year. She was charged with two counts of perjury and two counts of misrepresentation on loan applications to buy properties in Florida.

Additionally, Mosby has been in the spotlight for her conduct as she pursues Keith Davis Jr. for the sixth time.

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Late last month, a judge ruled there was a “presumption of revenge” based on Mosby’s decision to charge Davis with murder after winning the fifth case. She also violated a gag order that prohibits her from publicly discussing the case. Davis’ attorneys alleged she violated the order again this week by commenting on an Instagram post.

Still, Mosby has strong pockets of support as she seeks re-election for a third time. Her opponents split the votes against her last time out.

She confronts a private lawyer Ivan J. Bateswho has $258,000 after raising $454,000, and Thiru Vignarajahlawyer and CEO of community development finance company, Capital Plus Financial, to win the Democratic nomination.

Neither Mosby nor Vignarajah had reported new numbers as of 9 p.m.

The winner of the July 19 primary will likely face Roya M. Hannawho presents himself as independent.

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