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October 22, 2010

O'Malley reports raising $1.6 million

Gov. Martin O'Malley has raised more than $1.6 million since the end of August and had about $1.1 million in the bank as of Sunday to finance the rest of his reelection bid, his campaign said Friday.

O'Malley's Republican competitor, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., outraised him by more than $1 million in that period of time.

Throughout the election season, however, the incumbent Democrat has had significantly more cash available Ehrlich -- evidenced by his dominant presence in television ads.

Ehrlich's campaign reported earlier this week that he had raised $2.8 million and had $1.7 million in the bank as of Sunday.

But the O'Malley campaign said it had purchased TV ad spaces for final two weeks, while Ehrlich apparently hadn't done so as of Sunday.

The full campaign reports are due tonight to the State Board of Elections and are to be made public tomorrow.

Posted by Julie Bykowicz at 5:50 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Campaign finance


How much was a loan?

I am sick of this election and everyone is slick of MOM.

My family and I are registered Republicans, but, rest assured that we will vote for O'Malley. Ehrlich is a waste of time and effort.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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