In Northern Virginia, the heated 10th Congressional District race is drawing much of the money. Rep. Barbara Comstock, who faces Republican challenger Shak Hill on June 12, is a key target for Democrats.
WASHINGTON — Millions of dollars are pouring into key congressional races in Maryland and Virginia ahead of June’s primaries.
In Northern Virginia, the heated 10th Congressional District race, is drawing much of the money. Rep. Barbara Comstock, who faces Republican challenger Shak Hill June 12, is a key target for Democrats. She raised more money than any other congressional candidate in the state in the first three months of the year: $875,488.
Comstock had $1,820,738 on hand as of March 31, according to new campaign finance reports.
Five of the six Democratic candidates lined up for the chance to take on Comstock in November have well over six figures in hand with two months to go until the primary. The five, Alison Friedman, state Sen. Jennifer Wexton, Dan Helmer, Lindsey Davis Stover, and Paul Pelletier even have more cash on hand than some incumbents in other districts across the state.
Rep. Gerry Connolly in the 11th District has the most cash on hand of any U.S. House candidate in the area, $3,090,074.
In the most high profile intraparty race set to be decided by a gathering of party faithful in May rather than June’s open primary, there has been less of a focus on money. The Republican candidates in the 6th Congressional District each report less than $60,000 cash on hand as of the end of March.
None of the totals include any fundraising by political action committees, even those that have largely backed specific individual candidates.
In Maryland, the open 6th Congressional District is drawing the most attention, after Democratic Rep. John Delaney’s decision not to run for another term.
Among the many active Democrats ahead of the June 26 primary, David Trone gave his campaign another $3 million in late February and early March, leaving his campaign with $1,546,020 on hand even after a series of television commercials. Del. Aruna Miller has $941,481 on hand, with more raised this year from individual donors than her opponents.
Nadia Hashimi has $302,482 on hand, including a previous $225,000 loan she gave the campaign, while state Sen. Roger Manno has $274,397 on hand.
On the Republican side, Amie Hoeber raised $127,044 in the first three months of the year in her second run at the 6th District seat.
There are a total of four Republicans and eight Democrats running in the Sixth District, who will face a Libertarian and likely a Green Party candidate in November.
In Maryland, each party has a primary. In Virginia, only Republicans have a U.S. Senate primary.
On top of the federal offices, Maryland has extremely crowded fields for a number of local county offices and in the Democratic race for governor.
In Virginia, the June primary includes Democratic races for Alexandria City Council and mayor and Arlington County Board.
In D.C., voters cast ballots June 19 in a primary and on an initiative to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers.
List of candidates in congressional races with primaries
Maryland U.S. Senate Republican primary:
Tony Campbell of Baltimore County
Chris Chaffee of Calvert County
Evan Cronhardt of Anne Arundel County
Nnabu Eze of Baltimore County
John Graziani of Anne Arundel County
Christina Grigorian of Montgomery County
Albert Binyahmin Howard of Anne Arundel County
Bill Krehnbrink of Baltimore County
Gerald Smith Jr. of Cecil County
Blaine Taylor of Baltimore County
Brian Charles Vaeth of Baltimore County
Maryland U.S. Senate Democratic primary:
Sen. Ben Cardin
Erik Jetmir of Prince George’s County
Chelsea Manning, registered in Montgomery County
Marcia Morgan of Montgomery County
Jerry Segal of Montgomery County
Rikki Vaughn of Baltimore County
Rica Wilson of Charles County
Lih Young of Montgomery County
Maryland 1st Congressional District
Rep. Andy Harris of Baltimore County
Martin Elborn of Queen Anne’s County
Lamont Taylor of Caroline County
Michael Brown of Wicomico County
Jesse Colvin of Baltimore County
Allison Galbraith of Harford County
Erik Lane of Harford County
Michael Pullen of Talbot County
Steve Worton of Harford County
Maryland 2nd Congressional District
Liz Matory of Montgomery County
Hubert Owens Jr. of Anne Arundel County
Mark Shell of Baltimore County
Mitchell Toland of Baltimore County
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Baltimore County
Jake Pretot of Howard County
Maryland 3rd Congressional District
Charles Anthony of Montgomery County
Thomas “Pinkston” Harris of Baltimore City
Rob Seyfferth of Anne Arundel County
Rep. John Sarbanes of Baltimore County
Adam DeMarco of Baltimore City
John Rea of Anne Arundel County
Eduardo Rosas of Howard County
Maryland 4th Congressional District
No primary. Rep. Anthony Brown (Democrat) will face George McDermott (GOP) and Dave Bishop (Libertarian) in November.
Maryland 5th Congressional District
William Devine III of Prince George’s County
Johnny Rice of Prince George’s County
Rep. Steny Hoyer of St. Mary’s County
Dennis Fritz of Charles County
Maryland 6th Congressional District
Kurt Elsasser of Washington County
Amie Hoeber of Montgomery County
Lisa Lloyd of Montgomery County
Brad Rohrs of Montgomery County
Andrew Duck of Frederick County
George English of Montgomery County
Chris Graves of Montgomery County
Nadia Hashimi of Montgomery County
Chris Hearsey of Montgomery County
Roger Manno of Montgomery County
Del. Aruna Miller of Montgomery County
David Trone of Montgomery County
Maryland 7th Congressional District
Ray Bly of Howard County
Richmond Davis of Howard County
William Newton of Baltimore County
Michael Pearson of Baltimore City
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore City
Anthony Carter Sr. of Baltimore City
John Moser of Baltimore City
Charles U. Smith of Baltimore City
Charles Stokes of Baltimore County
Maryland 8th Congressional District
Bridgette Cooper of Montgomery County
John Walsh of Montgomery County
Victor Williams of Montgomery County
Rep. Jamie Raskin of Montgomery County
Utam Paul of Montgomery County
Summer Spring of Montgomery County
Virginia 1st Congressional District (held by Republican Rep. Rob Wittman)
Vangie A. Williams of King George County
John B. Suddarth of Prince William County
Edwin Santana Jr. of Stafford County
Virginia 2nd Congressional District
Elaine G. Luria of Hampton Roads
Karen Powers Mallard of Virginia Beach
Scott W. Taylor of Virginia Beach
Mary K. Jones of James City County
Virginia 6th Congressional District
Sergio A. Coppola II of Rockingham County
Jennifer Lynn Lewis of Augusta County
Peter J. Volosin of Roanoke County
Charlotte Ann Moore of Roanoke County
Virginia 4th Congressional District
Ryan A. McAdams of Charles City County
Shion A. Fenty of Chesterfield County
Virginia 7th Congressional District
Abigail A. Spanberger of Henrico County
Daniel K. Ward of Orange County
Virginia 9th Congressional District
Anthony J. Flaccavento of Washington County
Justin D. Santopietro of Montgomery County
Virginia 10th Congressional District
Lindsey Davis Stover of Fairfax County
Jennifer T. Wexton of Loudoun County
Paul E. Pelletier of Fairfax County
Alison K. Friedman of Fairfax County
Dan I. Helmer of Fairfax County
Julia E. Biggins of Prince William County
Shak E. Hill of Fairfax County
Rep. Barbara J. Comstock of Fairfax County
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