Anthony G. Brown, Maryland’s former lieutenant governor, raised $180,000 in the third quarter of 2015, ending up with $250,000 cash on hand. (Mark Gail/For The Washington Post)

In the third quarter of 2015, former Maryland lieutenant governor Anthony G. Brown outraised two of his strongest rivals in the Democratic primary race to succeed U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) — but he still lags behind both in total fundraising.

Brown demonstrated new momentum from late June through September after being outperformed in the last two fundraising periods. He raised $180,000, ending with $250,000 cash on hand.

Brown — who ran for governor in 2014 but lost to Republican Larry Hogan — still has much less cash available than Glenn F. Ivey, the former Prince George’s County state’s attorney, and Del. Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk, both of whom experienced a slowdown in contributions during the third quarter.

But Brown said in a statement that he is “confident that the momentum will remain with us as we look ahead to victory in April.”

Former Prince George’s state’s attorney Glenn F. Ivey raised $130,000 in the third quarter and has $391,000 cash on hand. (Susan Biddle/The Washington Post)

Ivey raised $130,000 in the third quarter, bringing his overall total to $520,000. With six months left before the April 26 primary, he has $391,000 cash on hand.

Peña-Melnyk said her campaign raised $139,000 in the third quarter, mostly through small-dollar donations. That brought her election total to $364,000, with $305,000 cash on hand.

The fourth-highest fundraiser was Del. Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s), whose campaign said he brought in $125,000 in the third quarter and has more than $200,000 available.

The other candidates in the crowded race to represent the heavily Democratic 4th Congressional District each raised less than $30,000 from donors in the latest quarter.

They include military veteran Warren Christopher; government consultant Lisa Ransom; Terence Strait, a self-described Democratic socialist; Howard University professor Alvin Thornton; and former Prince George’s County Council member Ingrid Turner.

Christopher took in the most money of the lesser-known candidates in the third quarter — $23,000 from outside donors and $28,000 from his own pocket.

Thornton raised nearly $10,000, and has $1,000 remaining.

Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, also hoping to succeed U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards , outraised Ivey but trailed Brown. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Turner reported a total of $135,000 cash on hand, but also has $120,000 in debt.

Strait gave himself $7,000 for his campaign.

Ransom filed a report with the Federal Elections Commission that terminated her campaign committee, an indication that she is dropping out of the race.

Edwards has held the congressional seat since 2008. It will be vacant after 2016 because Edwards is running to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D).