Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CD6: State Senator Rob Garagiola Raises $330,000, Nearly Double Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's Haul

Yesterday, The Baltimore Sun's John Fritze reported on fundraising totals from State Senator Rob Garagiola's 6th Congressional District campaign:
State Sen. Rob Garagiola will report raising $330,000 for his Democratic bid for Congress, a campaign official said Tuesday -- a haul that is twice as large as what Republican incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett is expected to report bringing in over the same period....
A Bartlett spokeswoman said recently that the congressman had received about $100,000 in donations during the period and had another $60,000 in commitments.... 
In October, Bartlett reported having $260,727 in the bank, meaning he may still have a larger cash-on-hand balance heading into 2012, depending how fast the campaigns are spending money.
By my calculations, that means that in just a few months Mr. Garagiola accumulated $330,000, while the 20-year-incumbent only brought his total up to $420,727. That makes this a pretty solid cash pull for the Garagiola campaign, especially if he continues to outpace Bartlett in fundraising. One giant X-factor is how much money both Garagiola and Bartlett will have to spend in their respective primaries to try and hold their challengers back.

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