State Roundup: Campaign Money: Who got what and where’s it coming from?; union, community leaders mount opposition to Hogan Senate race

State Roundup: Campaign Money: Who got what and where’s it coming from?; union, community leaders mount opposition to Hogan Senate race

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NATIONAL REPUBLICANS AID HOGAN AS SENATE RACE FUNDING NUMBERS COME IN: Former Gov. Larry Hogan is launching a nearly $1 million television ad campaign today, half bankrolled by national Republicans eager to flip the deep-blue state’s open Senate seat red. Erin Cox and Katie Shepherd/The Washington Post.

  • A month ahead of the primary election that will set up Maryland’s open U.S. Senate race, campaign filings show millions pouring into candidates’ coffers — including big donations from national groups banking on the seat’s significance for control of the chamber. Katie Shepherd/The Washington Post.
  • U.S. Rep. David Trone — who has repeatedly vowed to spend “what it takes” to win Maryland’s open Senate seat — continues to put his money where his mouth is, according to the FEC. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks — Trone’s leading rival for the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin — brought in $2.12 million in outside contributions. Louis Peck/MoCo 360.

UNION, COMMUNITY LEADERS UNITE AGAINST HOGAN SENATE RUN: Union and community leaders plan to launch a statewide campaign against former Gov. Larry Hogan’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Conveyed at a press conference Tuesday in Annapolis, their main message: choosing the Republican Hogan is a vote not in line with Marylanders’ top concerns. William Ford/Maryland Matters.

DUNN OUTRAISES HOUSE FIELD, HOLDS SLIGHT LEAD AGAINST ELFRETH : Former U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn has raised $3.77 million, four times more money than any other candidate in Maryland’s crowded, competitive 3rd Congressional District. Dunn fundraising prowess was buoyed by donors across the nation drawn to his compelling story of fighting off a mob at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The tally places Dunn far ahead of the rest of the field of 22 Democratic candidates. Brenda Wintrode and Pamela Wood/The Baltimore Banner.

  • As 18 Democratic candidates in the 3rd congressional district prepare for their first forum in Annapolis Wednesday evening, a poll conducted recently for former U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn shows him with a slight lead over state Sen. Sarah K. Elfreth (D-Anne Arundel). Josh Kurtz/Maryland Matters.

McCLAIN-DELANEY LEADS IN 6th CONGRESSIONAL MONEY RACE: Democratic candidate April McClain Delaney has brought in nearly $840,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter, bringing her to a total of $1,375,859 across her entire campaign cycle, and is leading all candidates for the Maryland Sixth District Congressional race, according to the FEC. Ginny Bixby/MoCo 360.

WORK ZONE AWARENESS SEEKS ROAD WORKERS SAFETY: Work Zone Awareness Week has a more urgent feel this year, coming just weeks after six construction workers filling potholes on the Key Bridge died when a massive container ship struck it, toppling the 47-year-old structure. That disaster came just days after the one-year anniversary of the deadliest work zone crash in Maryland history, a collision that caused a speeding car to spin out and strike and killing six construction workers on I-695. Daniel Zawodny/The Baltimore Banner.

ELITE CONTRACTORS COME IN TO SALVAGE BRIDGE, REOPEN PORT: To remove the massive wreckage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, state and federal authorities have brought in an elite group of contractors, ranging from a construction firm in Stockholm, salvage firms from Florida and New Jersey, and a disaster management firm from Houston. Auzinea Bacon of Capital News Service/

CONTAINER SHIP POWER FAILURES NOT RARE: The kind of power failure in a cargo ship that preceded the March 26 Baltimore bridge collapse — the 984-foot Dali is believed to have lost the ability to propel itself forward as it suffered a more widespread power outage — was far from a one-off among the increasingly large cargo ships that routinely sail close to critical infrastructure. Joyce Sohyun Lee, Ian Duncan, Jon Swaine and Steven Rich/The Washington Post.

MEXICAN OFFICIALS RELEASE NAME OF 4th CONSTRUCTION WORKER: Mexican officials announced that the body of Carlos Daniel Hernández, one of the construction workers killed last month when the Dali container ship crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, was recovered from the Patapsco River over the weekend. Katie Mettler and Jacob Bogage/The Washington Post.

PORT EXEC DIRECTOR ON JOB 2 MONTHS WHEN DISASTER STRUCK: Jonathan Daniels had been executive director of the Maryland Port Administration for just seven weeks when the Dali container ship brought down the Key Bridge, killing six construction workers. Despite a lifetime in and around ports — jobs that included a number of complicated emergencies — nothing prepared him for the Key Bridge collapse, Daniels, 55, said. Giacomo Bologna/The Baltimore Banner.

BA CO POLICE PROMISE TO TEST 1,400 RAPE SLIDES BY YEAR’s END: Between 1977 and 1997, a doctor at GBMC collected bodily fluids as evidence from those who had been sexually assaulted. Nearly 2,000 of the frozen samples became known as the GBMC slides. And after many years of these frozen slides growing ever colder, Baltimore County law enforcement announced Tuesday its laboratory would process the remaining 1,400 slides by the end of 2024. The work so far has resulted in 49 convictions, said Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger at a press conference. He didn’t expect more. Rona Kobell/The Baltimore Banner.

POLL: CRIME, PUBLIC SAFETY TOP OF MIND FOR BALTIMOREANS: Crime and public safety remain the major issue for voters in Baltimore City, voters largely approve of the current plans to redevelop the Inner Harbor, and statewide, voters are backing the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of Fox45 News, the Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore. Mikenzie Frost/WBFF-TV News.

About The Author

Cynthia Prairie

Contributing Editor Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor since 1979, when she began working at The Raleigh Times. Since then, she has worked for The Baltimore News American, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Prince George’s Journal and Baltimore County newspapers in the Patuxent Publishing chain, including overseeing The Jeffersonian when it was a two-day a week business publication. Cynthia has won numerous state awards, including the Maryland State Bar Association’s Gavel Award. Besides compiling and editing the daily State Roundup, she runs her own online newspaper, The Chester Telegraph. If you have additional questions or comments contact Cynthia at:

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