Nathaniel J McFadden

In several competitive Baltimore state senate races, challengers lead incumbents in fundraising

In several competitive Baltimore state senate races, challengers lead incumbents in fundraising

A wave of younger candidates, which swept over the Baltimore City Council two years ago, is now taking aim at the city’s incumbent state senators facing Democratic primary challenges next month.

In several competitive state senate races in Baltimore, some younger challengers are leading incumbents in fundraising — some dramatically so — with about a month to go before the June 26 Democratic primary, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.

“A number of years ago, a group of younger, ambitious folks in Baltimore City decided the status quo wasn’t working,” said Nina Therese Kasniunas, an assistant professor of political science at Goucher College. “They began...

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