Clinton Leads in Race for Maryland Money
The Post's analysis of campaign contributions from the Washington region show that, despite a surge of contributions from Prince George's County, Democrat Barack Obama is trailing fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton in campaign cash coming from Maryland addresses.
That's not necessarily a test of popularity--that comes next week when Maryland, Virginia and D.C. voters all participate in the Potomac Primary. But the flow of campaign cash does speak to a candidate's organization and in Clinton's case, willingness to take money from lobbyists and national political action committees. Among Republicans, former New York governor Rudy Giuliani raised the most cash in Maryland, before dropping out last week. That could well reflects the support he had from former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his fundraising corps.
Montgomery residents contributed $5.3 million to Democratic candidates, with about $2.6 million going to Clinton and $1.8 million to Obama. Obama's fundraising topped hers in Prince George's (where he garnered $325,586 of the $593,773 raised) and in Howard, Calvert and St. Mary's. Across the region, Clinton took in $10. 7 million to Obama's $7.4 million. McCain raised $2.5 million to Romney's $1.9 million.
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