Ulman Raises $1.14 Million in 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman now has $2.13 million in available campaign cash, but trails at least one expected gubernatorial candidate.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday that he raised $1.14 million in campaign donations in 2012, giving him a total of $2.13 million.
The $1.14 million raised in 2012 is a slight increase from his 2011 total when he took in $1.06 million.
“I am humbled and grateful that so many people have chosen to support our vision for progress, economic growth, common sense and innovative solutions,” Ulman said in a statement. “I believe Maryland is the greatest state in the country, and I will continue to work hard to help us fulfill our potential.”
Ulman is considered by many to be a candidate for governor in 2014, as he cannot run for Howard County Executive again due to term limits.
Other Democratic candidates thought to be eyeing a run for governor in 2014 include Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur of Montgomery County.
Gansler announced Tuesday he raised $1.2 million in 2012 and currently has $5.2 million in his campaign account, according to the Washington Post.
Mizeur reported that she collected $248,671 in 2012, giving her a total of more than $380,000 in cash on hand, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Brown has not announced their previous year fundraising totals yet, according to the Post.
Republican candidates considering a 2014 gubernatorial run include Blaine R. Young, president of the board of county commissioners of Frederick County; Harford County Executive David R. Craig; and Larry Hogan Jr., chairman of Change Maryland.
Annual campaign finance disclosure reports are due to the State Board of Elections on Wednesday.