Nick Mosby Fundraising Report

Councilman Nick Mosby had been keeping a low profile in the fundraising chatter of late, which had at least a few observers a little nervous. Well, he’s filed his report now, and it’s good. A little heavy on the spending (37% burn rate), but otherwise nothing to complain about. He raised $320,000, spent $118,000, and has $202,000 cash on hand. Now… Read more »

Warnock Fundraising Report

As previously mentioned, David Warnock loaned his campaign $950,000. The report is now filed. Warnock raised $361,000, spent $384,000 and has $927,000 cash on hand. It’s a good start on the fundraising side, but it’s dwarfed by Catherine Pugh. Despite his $950K loan, her cash on hand is only $264K behind Warnock. I’m going to be doing a series of rapid… Read more »

JUST IN: Voting Rights Bill Veto Overridden In The House [UPDATED]

Vote was 85-56. No votes to spare. At least two votes flipped. That’s all I know right now. This was the heaviest lift of all the overrides and the most important. Good news - more later as I get details. UPDATE: Courtesy of David Moon on FB, here’s a photo of the vote board. Pam Beidle and Charlie Barkley flipped…. Read more »

BREAKING: Pugh Raises $648K

State Senator and mayoral candidate Catherine Pugh is first out of the gate with a filed report this morning, and she’s put up a strong number. She started with $114,000, raised $648,000, spent $97,000, and has $664,000 cash on hand. Let’s see what the other mayoral candidates post as the day goes forward. Not to mention all the City Council candidates,… Read more »

Warren Branch Raises $17K

Baltimore City Council incumbent Warren Branch, who won the District 13 primary in 2011 by 43 votes over Shannon Sneed, has filed his campaign finance report and the numbers are not great. He raised a little over $17K, and has $21K cash on hand. By contrast, Sneed raised over $50,000, a 3-1 advantage. As she has not filed her report yet,… Read more »

New Baltimore Poll: Dixon Leads

More poll data from Patrick Gonzales, this time in the Baltimore mayoral race: Citywide, 27% of likely April voters say they back former Mayor Sheila Dixon; 18% support State Senator Catherine Pugh; 14% say they’ll vote for 12th District Councilman Carl Stokes; 7% back Nick Mosby; 5% each for Elizabeth Embry and David Warnock; with 21% undecided. Dixon actually polls better… Read more »

Shannon Sneed Raises Over $50K

Baltimore City Council District 13 candidate Shannon Sneed issued a press release tonight highlighting her fundraising and door knocking ahead  of tomorrow’s campaign finance filing deadline. #WeNeedSneed Continues its Dedication to the 13th District #WeNeedSneed is proud to announce that they have knocked on nearly 10,000 doors since April 2015 and raised over $50,000. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- Election Day is rapidly… Read more »

Zirkin: Hogan “Lying” About Drug Paraphernalia Bill

Senator Bobby Zirkin, chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, called out Governor Larry Hogan for “lying” about SB517, a bill vetoed by Hogan that would decriminalize possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The sponsor of a bill decriminalizing drug paraphernalia is accusing Gov. Larry Hogan of lying about the bill in order to thwart a veto override vote scheduled for Thursday. Sen. Robert… Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Warnock TV Ad Buys

I mentioned earlier that David Warnock has an ad “on TV.” Which is true. What was not clear, at least to me, was the extent of Warnock’s TV buy. It’s big. Really, really big. There are four major television stations in Baltimore. WMAR (ABC Channel 2), WBAL (NBC Channel 11), WJZ (CBS Channel 13), and WBFF (Fox Channel 45). Warnock… Read more »

BREAKING: Joel Rubin $$$

 Joel Rubin, the last CD8 candidate into the pool, raised $160,000 in Q4, and a super PAC supporting him raised $100,000. Here’s the press release just minutes ago: Joel Rubin Raises $160,000 in First Months of Campaign: Outside Group Supporting Rubin “A New Voice for Maryland” Publicly Reports Raising $100,000.  ​MD-0​8 - ​​Democratic candidate for Congress ​Joel Rubin, who just… Read more »