Baltimore mayoral candidate state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh has more than twice as much campaign money on hand for her mayoral campaign as frontrunner Sheila Dixon — a total she says makes her a serious challenger to the former mayor.
"Absolutely, I think we're within striking distance," Pugh said as campaign finance reports were filed Wednesday. "Our message is resonating: The city needs someone with honesty, integrity and experience. I know we can win this race."
With three months to go before the Democratic primary, Pugh reported $664,000 available to spend. Dixon reported $320,000.
Businessman David L. Warnock, who has been lagging in early...