Kweisi Mfume, the former Democratic Baltimore congressman seeking to return to his former 7th District seat, reported raising $191,419 with $120,801 on hand for the special general election on April 28, outpacing Republican Kimberly Klacik.
Klacik, a nonprofit founder and Baltimore County Republican Central committee member, had $48,410 on hand after raising $123,579, according to her report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
The candidates’ “pre-special” reports covered from Jan. 16 through April 8.
On June 2, 7th District voters will choose congressional candidates in a second election — this one a primary to select candidates seeking to represent them for a new term beginning in 2021.
Mfume’s contributors included Democratic members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, former Baltimore mayors Kurt Schmoke and Sheila Dixon, former Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, singer Will Downing, and Baltimore State Sen. Joan Carter Conway.
“I have taken my message to the voters and even in the face of this tragic pandemic, many people have opened their arms and made donations to our campaign,” said a statement released Friday by Mfume, who left the House in 1996 to become president of the NAACP.
Klacik did not immediately return interview requests.