In a statement, Sarbanes said his fundraising will allow him to run a "robust" campaign next year.
Rep. Andy Harris, the Baltimore County Republican whose district stretches to the Eastern Shore, had the next-best quarter in the Baltimore region, raising $276,576 over three months and putting nearly $415,000 in the bank. Harris represents a district that voted for a Democrat,
In its predictions for 2012, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report recently switched its assessment of Harris' district from "lean Republican" to "toss-up." That's due partly to uncertainty surrounding
Harris has remained publicly unfazed by the possible changes to his district, noting that he won in 2010 by a 12 percentage-point margin.
"My message of reducing wasteful government spending to kick-start job creation has resonated with Maryland families and businesses," he said in a statement.
Kratovil, who has not decided whether to run for the seat again, has not actively raised money this year, but he has kept a campaign account open. His report shows that he has $24,355 on hand and that he has spent money this year on a storage unit, a cellphone and $1,400 in "web expenses."
It's early in the campaign — Maryland's 2012 primary election is scheduled for April 3 — but initial campaign reports filed with the
A campaign spokesman for Bartlett did not return a request for comment.
Meanwhile, in the state's Senate race,
One of Cardin's
Bongino announced his candidacy May 31.
Other Baltimore-area House members include Baltimore County Rep.
Name//Raised//Cash on hand//Debt
Rep. Andy Harris, R-1st District//$276,576//$414,641//$74,800
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-2nd District//$125,255//$386,819//$0
Rep. John Sarbanes, D-3rd District//$383,686//$893,035//$0
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-5th District//$716,241//$996,921//$0
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-6th District//$28,300//$262,765//$0
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-7th District//$164,915//$850,488//$0