Bernstein keeps on amassing war chest for state's attorney election
By By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2014 | 6:09 PM
With a month until the Democratic primary, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein has more than four times as much campaign cash available as his opponent, according to financial reports filed Tuesday.
Bernstein has raised $135,000 since January, maintaining a major lead over ex-prosecutor Marilyn Mosby who is challenging him at the polls in June. She raised $63,000 over the same period, according to the reports.
Bernstein now has $447,000 available to spend, while Mosby's bank balance sits at $106,000.
Bernstein has pulled in money from the city's major law firms, including $17,000 from lawyers who work at the offices of Peter Angelos, and other members of the city's elite including Ravens President Richard Cass and the Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels.
Mosby, meanwhile, has the financial backing of former mayor and state's attorney Kurt Schmoke, who gave $1,000, and Bernstein's predecessor Patricia Jessamy. Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume also gave Mosby $500.