Democratic challenger John Delaney outraised longtime Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett by a six-to-one margin in the first half of October, and had more cash on hand going into the final weeks of the campaign, according to finance reports released late Thursday.
In the state's most competitive congressional race, Delaney raised more than $251,000 between Oct. 1 and 17, a period that included a Washington fundraiser headlined by Bill Clinton. He had $173,000 on hand.
Bartlett, seeking an 11th term in the Sixth District, which was redrawn last year to favor Democrats, raised less than $40,000 during the same period. He had $110,000 on hand.
The numbers, released by the Federal Election Commission, came from the final round of campaign finance reports to be released before the Nov. 6 election.
Delaney, who won a competitive Democratic primary to challenge Bartlett in the general election, had raised $3.75 million during the 2012 cycle.
Bartlett, who faced a competitive GOP primary, had raised $1.12 million.
Among House candidates from Maryland, only Rep. Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House and one of its most prolific fundraisers, took in more than Delaney.
The $4 million raised by Hoyer during the 2012 cycle is more than 27 times the $146,000 raised by Republican challenger Anthony O’Donnell, the state House minority leader.
The rest of the state's incumbent House members also outraised their challengers.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun