Harris Breaks $1 Million Mark in First District Race
Republican state Sen. Andy Harris has raised more than $1 million for a potential rematch against Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil this fall, the Harris campaign announced Wednesday.
Harris is reporting that he raised $324,382 for the first three months of the year, on top of $720,000 collected last year. After expenses, the Baltimore County lawmaker had $703,939 in the bank at the end of March.
Unlike other members of the General Assembly, who were prohibited from raising money for their re-election during the recently ended session, Harris was free to solicit funds for his congressional campaign.
Harris is favored to unseat freshman Kratovil in the First District, which spans the Bay to take in the entire Eastern Shore and largely Republican sections of Baltimore, Harford and Anne Arundel counties.
Quarterly reports for federal candidates are due Thursday at the Federal Election Commission in Washington. Watch this space for updates on 2010 Maryland contests.