Kratovil out-raises Harris
Or so his campaign says; the report isn't actually posted on the FEC's website yet. A news release from Frank Kratovil's campaign says the Democrat raised $602,827 in the third quarter, compared to $558,891.83 for Andy Harris. It marks the first quarter in which Kratovil posted a bigger number than Harris, though that's only because Harris loaned his own campaign $100,000 last quarter.
It's best to take the early numbers with something of a grain of salt until we can actually see the report -- the Kratovil release conspicuously doesn't mention the Democrat's cash on hand, which at this stage in the game is crucial. He may have raised a bunch last quarter but spent even more. We don't know yet. Also, we don't know where his money is coming from.
But that said, the numbers do reinforce the sense that we've got the first truly competitve Congressional general election Maryland has seen since 2002.