State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) continues to fundraise at a brisk pace as she seeks to succeed term-limited incumbent Rushern L. Baker III (D) as Prince George’s County executive.Already sitting on a million dollars as she entered the just-concluded reporting period, Alsobrooks added $296,239 in contributions over the last four months. She has spent $430,978, leaving her with $848,326 cash on hand through mid-May.As of 10 a.m. on the day after the deadline for filing updated campaign finance reports, her main rivals for the Democratic nomination in the June 26 primary — former U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards and state Sen. C. Anthony Muse — had not done so.The last time reports were due, in January, Muse had $84,146 cash on hand. Edwards had $81,667.Angela D. AlsobrooksEdwards’ campaign issued a statement around 10 a.m. Wednesday saying her overall fundraising take since she entered the race was about $500,000, including $180,000 that she loaned the campaign. In the statement, Edwards emphasized the grass-roots nature of her support.“This latest report shows that I have held true to my promise to not accept developer dollars in order to ensure the needs of Prince Georgians are front and center in my run for County Executive,” she said.Another candidate, former Obama administration official Paul Monteiro lags far behind. He raised $27,810 in the last four months but had just $5,100 cash on hand. The We Are Prince George’s super PAC, which supports Edwards, raised an addition $250,000 in his most recent report, mainly from two unions. The committee, which has been sending out mailers touting Edwards’ experience and accomplishments — and going after Alsobrooks — reported $268,513 in expenditures and has $40,046 in its account.Said Alsobrooks of her large fundraising haul: “I want to thank everyone who has continued to place their trust and faith in me. This report shows the diverse support we have earned and that our campaign is fueled by strong grassroots support from the people of Prince George’s County.”The winner of the Democratic primary is the prohibitive favorite heading into the November general election in Prince George’s.[email protected]
Bruce DePuyt spent nearly three decades on local television, including 14 years as executive producer and host of News Talk on NewsChannel 8 in the Washington, D.C., area. He has served as reporter, anchor and producer/host of 21 This Week in Montgomery County and as reporter/anchor at NBC affiliate WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Va. He’s a regular contributor to WTOP (103.5 FM) and frequently moderates community and political events.