In Maryland’s 1st congressional district, Democratic contender Heather R. Mizeur continued to outpace incumbent Rep. Andrew P. Harris (R) fundraising.
Mizeur raised more than $357,000 since April 1, according to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
That’s nearly double the $185,795 Harris raised during the quarter.
Since entering the race in January, Mizeur has raised $717,445, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Harris has raised $425,122 so far this cycle.
But Harris, Maryland’s lone congressional Republican, maintains a large bank account as he seeks his seventh term in the House of Representatives. As of June 30, he retained more than $1.29 million cash on hand.
Mizeur, a former state delegate who has cited Harris’ response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as influencing her decision to enter the race, reported $560,533.31 cash on hand as of June 30.
In a Thursday release, Mizeur’s campaign said that 87% of her donations from the second quarter of 2021 were from individuals who gave $100 or less.
Mizeur has racked up endorsements from a variety of current and former lawmakers — including former 1st District Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, whom Harris ousted in the 2008 Republican primary.
“Our campaign is showing the strength of a grassroots, people-powered movement,” Mizeur said in the release.
Harris previously called Mizeur a “prolific fundraiser” in a campaign fundraising letter after her strong first quarter earnings.
My Democrat opponent Heather Mizeur outraised me by $100,000 in the last quarter,” the outside of the envelope read, “Now Democrats are trying to redraw my congressional district to defeat me. If I don’t do this, Maryland will lose its only Republican Congressman.”
Harris has handily won reelection bids since he was first elected in 2010. Earlier this year, he withdrew a prior campaign pledge to serve no more than 12 years in the U.S. House.
R. David Harden, a foreign policy strategist, is also seeking the Democratic nomination in the district. He raised $122,865 in the quarter, according to his campaign filing.
After $22,338 in expenses, including for online ads, the campaign retains more than $100,000 cash on hand.
Mia Mason (D), a veteran who challenged Harris in 2020, posted a video to Facebook on Thursday announcing that she’s dropping out of the race, citing a desire to focus on her family and health.
In the six-minute video, Mason, who worked at a mass vaccination site during the pandemic, urged followers to get vaccinated and said she would post a series of videos encouraging others to seek elective office.
Jennifer Pingley, an Upper Shore resident and registered nurse, filed a notice with the FEC indicating the campaign has raised and spent less than $5,000 so far.
Danielle E. Gaines contributed to this report.