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ANNAPOLIS — Del. Paul Corderman, R-Washington, led all local legislative candidates in fundraising since August, according to the latest campaign finance filings with the Maryland State Board of Elections.
But Sen. George Edwards, R-Washington/Allegany/Garrett, still has the largest campaign chest.
Corderman, appointed to the District 2B seat last winter, reported contributions of $24,525 during the two-month period. At least $9,350 came from outside the county. Another $8,750 came from other Republican campaign committees, including $750 from Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington.
His expenditures were yard signs and TV, online and newspaper advertising, video production, printing for campaign materials and billboards, and direct mail.
He also paid $1,000 to the Republican House Caucus Committee for fundraiser expenses and reported a current balance of $12,532.01 in his campaign account.
Corderman’s Democratic opponent, Peter Perini, reported contributions of $12,500. Of that, at least $9,825 came from outside Washington County.
Perini reported $5,200 from labor union PACs and $1,000 from LEG PAC, a Democratic political action committee. Another $1,050 came from other state Democratic candidates.
Perini spent $1,847 on printing, brochure advertising and yard signs; $30,000 on mailings; and $175 on additional postage. He reported a balance of $11,256.86.
Edwards is unopposed in next week’s election for the District 1 Senate seat. He reported a balance of nearly $38,000 in his campaign account, receiving $3,700 in contributions during the reporting period between Aug. 22 and Oct. 21.
Contributors include corporate donors, individuals, political action committees and other groups, including the Sheet Metal Workers Association, the United Transportation Union PAC and Richmond-based Dominion Political Action Committee.
Edwards spent $4,384.07 during the period, with part of that going to radio and outdoor advertising. He transferred $1,800 to other Republican candidates, including Gov. Larry Hogan, Del. Paul Corderman, Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings and District 3 Senate candidate Craig Giangrande.
Parrott, R-Washington — who serves in two-member District 2A with Del. William Wivell, R-Washington — reported receipts of $14,561 during the two-month period.
Of that, at least $6,411 came from outside Washington County and another $1,100 came from business-related political action committees, the filing shows.
Among his expenditures were transfers totaling $2,575 to registered Republican political committees, $1,471 for postage and $1,137 for campaign materials.
Wivell, on the other hand, raised nothing during the period and spent $2,687.21 on printing for campaign materials. Wivell reported $8,748.88 remaining in his campaign account.
Their Green Party challengers posted more modest reports, with Andrew Barnhart reporting contributions of $425 — $150 of which came from the state Green Party — and expenditures of $444.79 for printing and bank charges. He reported a campaign balance of $681.65.
The other District 2A Green candidate, Charlotte McBrearty, filed an affidavit saying she was neither raising nor spending at least $1,000 during the period.
In District 1C, incumbent Mike McKay, R-Washington/Allegany, reported contributions of $6,445.00 from PACs, individuals, corporate donors including Moran Coal Company, and Annapolis lobbyist Bruce Bereano.
His expenditures include computer expenses and mailing services totaling $3,711.63. McKay reported a campaign account balance of $4,536.55.
His Green Party opponent, Daniel DelMonte, filed an affidavit saying he would neither raise nor spend at least $1,000 during the period.
In the District 2 Senate race, incumbent Republican Andrew Serafini reported no contributions during the period, and $1,500 in expenditures — $500 to the Washington County Republican Club for brochure advertising and $1,000 to the Maryland Republican Central Committee.
Serafini reported an account balance of $2,454.36.
His Green Party opponent, Jenna Roland, filed an affidavit saying she was neither raising nor spending at least $1,000 during the period.
Thursday is the last day of early voting, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The general election is Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.