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.