Howard: Ulman outraises Kittleman for exec
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, a Democrat running for re-election, has added to a sizable cash advantage over challenger Trent Kittleman this year.
Ulman reported having $713,424 on hand in campaign finance reports filed Tuesday, compared to $23,297 for Republican Trent Kittleman, who remained undaunted.
“I wish it were more,” Kittleman said, adding that “running against an entrenched incumbent in such a Democratic state puts roadblocks in the way.” But she predicted a close race in November.
According to the reports, Kittleman, who was a senior official in the administration of former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., raised $42,002 since January, and spent almost half of that. Kittleman formally entered the race in February.
Ulman began the period with a $573,183 balance and added another $296,560, while spending just $156,318.
“We’re executing a plan to execute our vision,” he said, refusing to elaborate on his plans to spend the money.
Ulman is the most prolific fundraiser by far in Howard County’s history, which typically produces relatively low budget campaigns without high-priced commercial television ads.