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Matthews pulling away in 8th District money race

Matthews pulling away in 8th District money race

First-time candidate Kathleen Matthews is pulling away from the rest of the 8th Congressional District field in the race for money, besting state Sen. Jamie Raskin for the second straight quarter, campaign finance reports filed late Sunday show.

(CHART -- showing Q4 fundraising at bottom of this post)

But the decision by wealthy businessman David Trone to enter the race late -- and spend significant sums early on -- may blunt that advantage in the state's open House contest.

Matthews, a former WJLA anchor and Marriott International executive, reported raising $504,000 in the fourth quarter of 2015 and her campaign has $1.1 million in the bank. Raskin, also a...