October 10 // Josh Kurtz: Hey Dems – don't expect a bailout from the DGA

How much cash on hand did the candidates for governor have the last time campaign committees had to file finance reports, in mid-January? Gov. Larry Hogan (R): $4.1 million. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz (D): $1.6 million. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker (D): $250,000. State Sen. Rich Madaleno (D): $73,000. Former NAACP President Ben Jealous: $0. Tech entrepreneur Alec Ross: $0. Attorney Jim Shea: $0. Former Obama administration official Krishanti Vignarajah: $0. OK, that’s a bit of a trick question, because the latter four hadn’t begun fundraising at that point. But zero is still zero. We won’t see the next round of finance reports until next January – one of the many flaws in Maryland’s campaign finance system. But here’s a prediction: Hogan will have more funds on hand than all the Democrats combined – maybe a significant amount more. (Md. Matters)

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