Hogan set to post big lead in governor's race fundraising

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 15:45:02-05

Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to file that he has more than $9 million in campaign funds for his re-election bid.

A campaign memo says the Republican's ticket has raised more than $5.4 million over the past year. Campaigns have a midnight Wednesday deadline to file fundraising reports.

Some Democrats in a crowded primary are reporting significantly less than that. Still, they are reporting amounts competitive with each other for the June primary.

Attorney Jim Shea says he's raised more than $2 million with more than $1.3 million cash on hand. Former NAACP president Ben Jealous says his campaign will report raising $1.5 million for the 2017 fundraising report. Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker posted on Twitter that he has raised more than $1 million.