Gov. Martin O'Malley raised $19,500 last year in a state political action committee he is using mostly to support Democratic candidates for state legislative office, a filing with the state Board of Elections shows.
The state O' Say Can You See PAC spent just over $24,500, mostly on Democratic candidates for the General Assembly. The committee made $1,000 in contributions in early January to state Sen. Bobby Zirkin of Baltimore County as well as Baltimore lawmakers Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden and Del. Maggie McIntosh.
The PAC bears the same name but has little in common with two federal committees O'Malley is raising money in as he considers a run for president in 2016, one that reports to the Federal Election Commission and the other to the Internal Revenue Service. Disclosure for those committees, which will both raise significantly more money than the state PAC, are expected later this month.
The state PAC began 2014 with just over $3,000 on hand.
The account was more active last year than O'Malley's former state campaign account, Friends of Martin O'Malley, which received two transfers -- one from the O' Say Can You See PAC and another from Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's committee -- and had just over $56,100 on hand.