The disagreement over the meaning of the loan was part of a series of squabbles between the Brown and Hogan camps over which campaign was in better financial shape heading into the home stretch.
The Hogan campaign issued a news release boasting that it, along with the Maryland Republican Party, held an almost $100,000 lead over Brown in cash on hand as of the end of the filing period last Sunday. As of that day, it said it had more than $440,000 to spend.
"People who were on the sideline are now breaking our way, and I think the cash on hand reflects that," Dubitsky said.
Schall, however, put the combined cash-on-hand figure of Brown and the Democratic Party at about $900,000. He said Hogan's calculations don't take into account the two campaigns' federal accounts.
The Republicans have a little more than $40,000 in their federal account, while the Democrats have more than $480,000. Schall also counts some miscellaneous cash that the Republicans do not.
Brown's fundraising is going well, Schall said.
"Oh my God, it's flying in," he said. "Absolutely, I couldn't ask for more."