Already running for governor, Comptroller Franchot has nearly $1.6 million in campaign cash

The 2020 election is still months off, but some of the biggest fundraisers in Maryland are eyeing 2022. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who has announced plans to run for governor two years from now, posted a whopping $1,572,296 in campaign cash when he filed his latest state finance report. That’s more than any other state politician, followed by Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, who’s running to keep his job with $960,000 on hand. Franchot, a Democrat, took in $678,468 in donations last year, including maximum $6,000 donations from businessman David Blair, lobbyist Gerry Evans and labor union LIUNA. To date, Franchot is the only candidate running for governor, but several other prominent Democrats posted fundraising totals that would make them viable competitors should they choose to run. (Balt. Sun)

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