Jim Barnett

Democrat Ben Jealous trails Gov. Larry Hogan by $9 million in cash in Maryland governor's race

Democrat Ben Jealous trails Gov. Larry Hogan by $9 million in cash in Maryland governor's race

Heading into the post-Labor Day homestretch of Maryland’s governor’s race, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has about $9 million more in campaign cash than his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, according to fundraising totals.

The Jealous campaign said Tuesday the former NAACP president and his running mate Susan Turnbull had raised more than $1 million in about two months, but only had about $386,000 on hand — compared to more than $9.4 million for the Hogan campaign.

Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, called Hogan’s cash advantage “substantial.”

“This presents a lot of structural disadvantages for the Jealous campaign,”...

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