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In the Maryland governor's race, Anthony G. Brown is expected to report a sizable lead over Republican Larry Hogan in cash on hand Friday night, but it won't be anything like the advantage held by the other two Democrats on the statewide ballot.

Comptroller Peter Franchot reported Friday that he has $1.2 million in cash on hand in his campaign account. That's after spending $260,000 on his re-election campaign. Meanwhile, Republican rival William H. Campbell is reporting $3,490 in the bank after spending about $3,000. That gives Franchot an advantage of roughly 350 to 1. Republicans' expectations in the race are modest. They haven't won the chief tax collector's job since 1898.

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Campbell looks almost flush compared with the Republican nominee for attorney general. The GOP's Jeffrey Pritzker reported having $1,308 in the bank, while state Sen. Brian E. Frosh's Democratic campaign said he expects to report $235,000 in cash on hand. That's almost a 180-1 advantage.

No Republican has won that office since Woodrow Wilson was president.

A visitor to any early voting center could see plenty of Frosh and Franchot signs along the driveway leading to the polls, but none for Pritzker and Campbell. The campaign finance reports explain why.

Frosh's campaign, meanwhile, reported that it has begun a television campaign in Baltimore that will run through Election Day.

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