Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) led fundraising in the race for U.S. Senate in the most recent quarter, but U.S. Rep. David Trone (D) spent more than $4.7 million in the same time period, thanks to a large prior personal loan.
Alsobrooks took in $1,516,721 in contributions between July 1 and Sept. 30, the most current reporting period, according to reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission.
Her campaign spent $745,009 during the same time frame and retained more than $2.1 million cash on hand.
Alsobrooks and Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando (D) raised the most during the third quarter in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D).
Jawando brought in $214,159 during the quarter, spent $206,499 and retained $322,333 cash on hand.
Trone, who is primarily self-funding his bid, brought in $63,112 in individual contributions during the reporting period.
He shared his mailing list with other candidates across the country during the reporting period, splitting small-dollar donations with would-be colleagues including Texas Rep. Colin Allred (D), who is challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.); and former Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D), who is running against incumbent Republican Rick Scott, among others.
Trone has loaned his campaign more than $9.7 million so far this election cycle and has said he may be willing to spend more than $40 million of his own money on the race.
During the last quarter, he reported a nearly $2 million “media buy” through D.C.-based Canal Partners on Sept. 15. He spent a total of $4,788,094 during the quarter and more than $10 million since May.
Trone has sought to make a virtue of his wealth, saying it frees him from being susceptible to political influence.
The Alsobrooks campaign said she raised more in the third quarter than any other candidate in a non-election year quarter in Maryland history.
The campaign also said her contributions came from every jurisdiction in Maryland, and that she doubled the number of contributors from the previous quarter.
So far this election cycle, Alsobrooks leads Senate candidates in contributions $200 and under, according to an FEC data analysis.
Juan Dominguez, another Democrat in the race, had not filed a campaign finance report as of late Monday evening. The deadline was 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
His campaign received a notice last month from the FEC requiring additional documentation of his second quarter financials, including a $21,600 personal loan. A response is due next week.
Three other Democrats have opened FEC accounts in the 2024 U.S. Senate race, but have reported no financial activity to the FEC.
Three Republicans have opened federal campaign finance accounts in the race: John Teichert,
Robin Ficker, and Lorie Friend.
Teichert, a retired brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force, launched his campaign in early October and will not have to file a report on financial activity until the end of the year.
Ficker, a perennial candidate, filed a statement of candidacy in January. He reported raising $1,169 this quarter and loaning himself more than $102,000, spending the same amount on digital ads, consultants and other expenses.
Friend, a Garrett County nurse who came second in the 2022 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, reported a negative campaign balance at the end of the quarter after donating and loaning her campaign $627.
The primary in the U.S. Senate race is May 14.
Cardin, Maryland’s senior U.S. senator and one of the longest-serving elected officials in American history, announced in May that he would not seek reelection in 2024.
Disclosure: The David and June Trone Family Foundation was a financial supporter of Maryland Matters in 2017 and 2018. Councilmember Will Jawando was a featured speaker at a Maryland Matters fundraiser in 2022.