Ehrlich to release fundraising numbers Friday
We'll have to wait at least another day to see how much money former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has raised in his bid to win back the office from Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Although Ehrlich, a Republican, said at a campaign event yesterday that he'd put out the numbers by this morning, his campaign spokesman said in an e-mail this afternoon that the information will actually come tomorrow.
O'Malley, a Democrat, released his totals on Wednesday, the morning after the campaign finance reporting period had closed. He had raised $3.3 million this year and had $6.7 million in the bank.
Asked why Ehrlich's campaign wouldn't be putting out the information today as the former governor had said, spokesman Andy Barth said in an email, "... it’s well ahead of the Tuesday deadline, it’s when we’ll have everything ready to distribute."
(On Tuesday, the Maryland Board of Elections will release official campaign finance reports for all candidates for state and local offices.)
E-mails this week to supporters indicate that Ehrlich was hoping to raise $3 million since March.