In race for 2nd District Brewster gets most funds

May 04, 1994|By Larry Carson | Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer

Del. Gerry L. Brewster, a Towson Democrat, continues to lead candidates for Maryland's 2nd District congressional seat in early fund raising, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show.

The latest reports cover the first three months of 1994. Mr. Brewster had $79,373 on hand of $101,028 raised so far, all accumulated without a fund-raising event. Mr. Brewster received contributions of $1,000 during the period, but only $1,600 from political action committees. For his entire campaign, 59 of his contributions were for $1,000 each, the legal limit an individual can give in an election. His only Democratic rival who raised enough money to require a federal report is Barbara O. Kreamer, former Harford County delegate and County Council member.

Ms. Kreamer reported raising $14,579 during the three months and spending $11,309. With the money she accumulated earlier, she had $16,141 March 31 and debts of $35,493 from an unsuccessful 1990 campaign for the 1st Congressional District seat.

The newest Democratic candidate, Del. Connie Galiazzo DeJuliis Dundalk, had not raised the minimum $5,000 by the March 31 deadline for filing a report.

On the Republican side, Del. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. of Timonium and his rival, Towson banker William J. Frank, are battling for money.

Mr. Ehrlich, who began his campaign first, reported raising $45,023 during the period, most from a Feb. 5 fund-raiser at the Dundalk Marine Terminal. He spent $26,515 and owed $5,886 -- almost all to himself. On March 31, he had $19,486 on hand.

Mr. Ehrlich is holding a series of $100-a-ticket breakfasts for small groups and is planning a golf tournament May 16 at Hunt Valley Golf Club.

Mr. Ehrlich received $14,550 from political action committees, including $4,950 from the National Rifle Association PAC and $2,500 from the National Automobile Dealers Association PAC.

Mr. Frank raised $23,608 and spent $16,181, leaving him with $7,427 on hand. Most of his money came from a March 24 fund-raiser. Mr. Frank, who says he will not accept PAC money, is holding a $100-a-ticket breakfast May 11 and a $200-a-ticket golf tournament June 16 in Towson.

The other candidates, all Democrats, are James Edward DeLoach Jr., Kauko Kokkonen and Joseph John Bish Jr.

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