Edwards — who has pledged not to take money from developers — said she raised $318,422 during the same reporting period, including a $180,000 loan to herself, and has $211,121 in the bank. She missed the midnight filing deadline Tuesday but said she was submitting her financial report late Wednesday.
In a statement, her campaign said the loan signals that Edwards “is all in on a campaign built and fueled by grass roots people power.”
Edwards had just $60,000 on hand in January, the last filing deadline, compared with nearly $1 million for Alsobrooks. The former congresswoman said the increase in her fundraising during this reporting period shows “more and more Prince Georgians are joining our movement to take our county back from developers.”
Edwards is also being supported by a union-funded super PAC, which has spent more than $620,000 on the campaign since March.
Alsobrooks, who has spent nearly $160,000 on media and campaign materials since January, put out her second television advertisement Wednesday — a 30-second segment featuring her parents and other supporters that will air on broadcast and cable stations in the county. Her campaign declined to disclose the ad’s cost.
Edwards has not bought any television ads but released a video online Monday that includes supporters highlighting her commitment to education and job training.
The We Are Prince George’s super PAC, which is backing Edwards, sent out mailers and posted a Facebook video last week linking Alsobrooks with “pay-to-play” politics. A mailer sent to Democratic households this week asked residents to “vote NO on pay-to-play Angela Alsobrooks.” The PAC has offered no evidence that Alsobrooks has been influenced by political contributions or would be if elected county executive.
Alsobrooks, who condemned the mailers as lies, said her campaign finance report shows that “as we have said all along, we are the grass-roots campaign.” Eighty percent of her campaign contributions in the most recent report came from within the county, and nearly 70 percent were $100 or less. She noted the campaign has been endorsed by 15 labor unions.
Edwards, an outspoken progressive who has eschewed contributions from developers but has the backing of several powerful unions and progressive groups, said 85 percent of her donations were from grass-roots donors.
“I have held true to my promise to not accept developer dollars to ensure the needs of Prince Georgians are front and center,” Edwards said in a statement.
State Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George’s), who is also competing in the June 26 Democratic primary — which in deep-blue Prince George’s is tantamount to winning the election — has raised $45,246 since January and has $24,525 in cash. He filed his report Wednesday afternoon, after the deadline. Mary Wagner, voter-registration director for the Maryland State Board of Elections, said candidates who miss the deadline could be subject to a penalty of $20 per day.
Former Obama appointee Paul Monteiro raised $27,810 and has $2,673 cash on hand. Neither Tommie Thompson nor Michael Kennedy, who are also vying for the nomination, had filed reports by Wednesday evening. Billy Bridges, who says he is running to promote prayer in public schools, received a loan of $2,159 and has $399.65 cash on hand. Lewis Johnson and former lieutenant governor Samuel W. Bogley III reported they did not intend to raise or spend more than $1,000.