Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has overcome a huge deficit and now has more cash on hand in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor than Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Brown's campaign said in a release Wednesday night that he and his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, raised $5.4 million over the past year and now have $7 million cash on hand.

Gansler's campaign said it had more than $6.3 million cash on hand. Gansler and his running mate, Del. Jolene Ivey, D-Prince George's, raised $1.7 million in the most recent fundraising year, compared to $1.2 million the previous year, the campaign said.

A year ago, Gansler had $5.2 million on hand while Brown had just $1.6 million.

Brown and Gansler's finance reports were not yet publicly available as of 10 p.m. on Wednesday

A third candidate, Del. Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery, was expected to have considerably less cash on hand than the two Democratic front-runners. Her report was also not publicly available Wednesday night.

But Mizeur is still expected to have more than all Republican candidates, who reported underwhelming numbers on Wednesday.

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