Attorney GeneralDouglas F. Gansler, the first of the expected Democratic contenders for the 2014 gubernatorial nomination to report his fund-raising totals for last year, now has more than $4 million in the bank after taking in more than $1 million in 2011.
Several hours before the filing deadline, Gansler reported that he has almost $4.1 million on hand. He listed total receipts between Jan. 13, 2011, and Jan. 11, 2012,of $1.2 million.
Gansler, who did not have to spend heavily on his re-election bid in 2010, came into the year with $2.9 million.
Campaign finance reports are not yet available for other potential contenders such as Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.