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O'Malley outraises Ehrlich; Ehrlich has more donors

Gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. submitted a campaign finance report so large it crashed The Sun's computers and the Board of Elections had trouble e-mailing it out in the morning.

When we could open it, we learned that Ehrlich posted $3.1 million from about 18,300 donors. Incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley took in $3.3 million from roughly 7,500 donors. Read more here.

In Baltimore City, aside from the surprising Jessamy v. Bernstein fundraising results, there were some interesting reports. Bill Ferguson, a twenty-something upstart, raised $83K to mount a change to longtime incumbent Sen. George Della.

Della only raised $2,400 in the same time period – but has $55K in the bank.

The other contested Baltimore Senate race pits fairly well funded incumbent Sen. Joan Carter Conway ($22K in the bank) against challenger Hector Torres. Torres didn't raise much – he only posted $7K – but he had 95 donors. Conway raised $11K from 45 people.

-- Annie Linskey


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