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Catherine Pugh raises more money than Sheila Dixon in Baltimore mayor's race

Catherine Pugh raises more money than Sheila Dixon in Baltimore mayor's race

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.

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