David Warnock is crushing the money race in Baltimore City mayoral contest

By Ryan Miner 


David Warnock may not have the name recognition as does former Baltimore City mayor Shelia Dixon or state Sen. Catherine Pugh, but he does have the cash-on-hand to compete in the big leagues.

According to a press release distributed this morning by Warnock’s communications’ director Krishana Davis, Warnock’s mayoral campaign took in $1.3 million during the last quarter, including a $950,000 personal loan Warnock loaned his campaign.

Here’s a portion of Warnock’s press release:

“Of the remaining 103 days until the April 26 primary election, voters can expect detailed policy plans to address the key issues in Baltimore, including policy proposals on education, housing, public safety, and jobs.

Alongside the release of his policy plan preview, Warnock reported his January 20 financial filing would show his campaign brought in more than $1.3 million including $360,904.83 in contributions and $950,000 in loans from Warnock.”

Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater released a story today about Warnock leading the cash race among his mayoral opponents.

Broadwater wrote,

Warnock said in a statement that he has loaned himself $950,000 and has raised about $360,000 in contributions for a total of about $1.3 million. His campaign declined to release a detailed financial report. Those are due on Jan. 20.

Last mayoral election, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the winner, spent more than $2 million, while state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, the runner-up, spent more than $700,000. They were followed by third-place finisher Otis Rolley, who spent more than $400,000, and fourth-place finisher Joseph T. “Jody” Landers, who spent nearly $200,000.

Warnock’s campaign so far has been impressive. Warnock, a venture capitalist and criminal justice reform advocate, has released a series of policy positions that can be found on his website.

David Warnock Policy Agenda by Ryan Miner

In a cycle of nontraditional candidates seemingly overpowering the political has-beens, Warnock’s mayoral chances look brighter every day.

It’s a long haul until April 26. I’ll keep you updated.

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