Candidates running to become Maryland’s next governor raised millions from donors over the past six months.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wes Moore raised $1.9 million from donors and had $1.7 million left in the bank to spend, campaign finance records filed on Tuesday night shows.
Moore is a U.S. Army veteran, book author and former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty nonprofit.
The political action committee for the Maryland State Education Association chipped in $6,000 towards the Moore campaign.
Democrat Peter Franchot raised $301,282 from donors over the past six months and previously garnered $1.6 million through early January. Franchot had $355,104 cash on hand.
Franchot is also a U.S. Army veteran, attorney, former longtime state Delegate and serves as Maryland’s Comptroller.
Major donors for the Franchot campaign included many businesses and their top executives including Costello Construction of Maryland which donated $6,000 in addition to another $6,000 from company president David Costello.
Democrat Tom Perez raised $767,706 from donors and had $375,359 cash on hand. Perez is a civil rights attorney who worked in former President Barack Obama’s administration and is a former council president for Montgomery County.