DGA raises $11 million in six months
No detail about big donors is available yet, but the figure is the first measure of Gov. Martin O'Malley's leadership of the organization. He took the helm in December and installed a loyal aide, Colm O'Comartun to run the group.
The Democratic group lags behind its Republican counterpart. The RGA released figures showing they've raised $22 million in the same time period, Politico has reported.
O'Malley has used the position at the DGA to raise his national profile, tangling on cable news shows with Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. He has racked up mileage and keynoted annual party dinners in Virginia, New Jersey and Kentucky. Next weekend he'll address the Utah Democrats when he's in Salt Lake City for the National Governors Association meeting.