The Maryland gubernatorial ticket of Anthony G. Brown raised about four times as much money in recent months as that of his Democratic rival Douglas F. Gansler and entered the home stretch of the primary with $1 million more in the bank than Gansler, the campaigns reported Tuesday.
Brown, the state’s lieutenant governor, said that he and his running mate had raised $1.24 million since January and had $4.15 million on hand for the remaining weeks until the June 24 primary.
Gansler, the state’s attorney general, said the he and his running mate raised about $312,000 during the same period and had $3.11 million in the bank as of a week ago.
A third Democrat in the race, Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery), reported having about $1 million on hand, including matching funds for which she has qualified by participating in the state’s public financing system.
Neither Brown nor Gansler reported raising money during the 90-day legislative session, which ran from early January to early April. Mizeur was allowed to raise funds during the session due to an exception in the public-financing law.
Brown’s bottom line got a big boost from a fundraiser this month featuring former President Bill Clinton, which Brown aides said brought in close to $1 million.
Despite lagging behind Brown, aides in Gansler’s camp said they were pleased with their performance.
“Doug has continued to raise money from supporters at a steady clip in the last six weeks, and with more than $3 million in the bank and less than a month before the primary, we have the resources needed to win this race,” said Katie Hill, Gansler’s communications director.