Gov. Larry Hogan isn't the only Maryland candidate with more campaign cash than Ben Jealous

Hallie Miller
The Baltimore Sun

In Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1, the Democratic candidate for governor trails not only the Republican incumbent in campaign cash, but also several county-level candidates — including other Republicans.

Heading into Labor Day weekend, Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford reported having more than $9.4 million in campaign funds, compared with about $386,000 reported by Ben Jealous and running mate Susan W. Turnbull.

Without counting Turnbull’s fundraising, Jealous has about $265,000 on hand — less cash on hand than several county-level candidates, led by Republican County Executives Steve Schuh of Anne Arundel County with $969,000 and Allan Kittleman of Howard County with $690,000. Democrats Steuart Pittman ($328,000) and Calvin Ball ($390,000) are challenging Schuh and Kittleman for their respective seats this fall.

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has outraised Jealous as well, with $304,000 in hand. John Olszewski Jr., opposing Al Redmer in the Baltimore County executive race, also has raised more than the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, with $360,000 on hand.

Turning to other statewide candidates, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Attorney General Brian Frosh both have well over $1 million on hand. Franchot is running unopposed.

Other Maryland officer holders leading Jealous: State Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, and State Sen. Jim Mathias, with $665,000, $572,000, $273,000 and $269,000 on hand, respectively.

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