Ulman has $2.1 million on hand for possible bid for Maryland governor


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, center, campaigned last year for passage of a ballot measure expanding gambling in Maryland.(Photo by Mark Gail/For The Washington Post)
January 16, 2013

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (D), who is gearing up to run for governor of Maryland next year, has raised more than $1.1 million in the past year and has more than $2.1 million in the bank, his campaign said.

Ulman’s haul for the past year is on par with that of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D), the most prolific fundraiser in field of 2014 hopefuls.

But Gansler has $5.2 million in the bank for a gubernatorial run, according to his campaign.

Other Democrats eyeing the race, including Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) and Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montgomery), have not yet announced their latest fundraising totals.

Annual disclosure reports are due to the State Board of Elections on Wednesday.

Ulman, who is term-limited as county executive, said 91 percent of his contributions came from inside Maryland.

“I am humbled and grateful that so many people have chosen to support our vision for progress, economic growth, common sense and innovative solutions,” he said in a statement. “I believe Maryland is the greatest state in the country, and I will continue to work hard to help us fulfill our potential.”

Republicans considering next year’s governor’s race include Harford County Executive David R. Craig; Larry Hogan, who was a cabinet secretary in the administration of former Gov. Robert L, Erlich, Jr.; Land Frederick County Commissioner Blaine R. Young.

Young announced Tuesday that he had raised $450,000 during the past year and had $340,000 cash on hand.

John Wagner has covered Maryland government and politics for The Post since 2004.
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