So who was the GOP's biggest Baltimore-area donor this year? It's a bit dodgy teasing this distinction out of the data, but it appears to be $40,810.91 from a cluster of companies based at 2560 Lord Baltimore Drive in Windsor Mills, the headquarters of St. John Properties, the big real-estate firm whose president and chairman is Edward St. John. In 2011, St. John was fined $55,000 by the Federal Elections Commission for illegally soliciting his employees to contribute to the RSCC in 2006, and then reimbursing them through pay bonuses. Perhaps that's why, this year, all of the St. John's donations went not to the RSCC, but to Hogan's campaign. Other notable Baltimore-area GOP backers are philanthropist Harvey Meyerhoff, who gave $10,000 to the RSCC; two companies associated with developer Carl Julio, Apartment Services, Inc. ($4,000 to Hogan's campaign and $4,000 to the RSCC) and Hopkins Place Management ($4,000 to the RSCC); and the real-estate firm Merritt Properties ($3,000 to Hogan's campaign and $2,750 to the RSCC) and its chairman and CEO Scott Dorsey ($4,000 to Hogan's campaign) and its president Robb Merritt ($4,000 to Hogan's campaign).