GOP County Exec candidate Ficker may not qualify for public campaign funding

The sole Republican candidate in the Montgomery County executive race may not qualify to receive public financing matching funds by a midnight Tuesday deadline set by the State Board of Elections under the county law. Attorney Robin Ficker has been raising money to qualify for public campaign financing since February 2017 and was a little over halfway to the required amount as of January, the last filed campaign finance report. He has previously successfully spearheaded two countywide voter referendums, including the recent passage of county term limits. But as the first county election with a public financing option nears, some parts of the 2014 law are proving difficult for candidates to understand. (Md. Reporter)

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