Ehrlich overtakes opponent in funds CAMPAIGN 1994

October 16, 1994|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer

For the first time since both men entered the race for Congress in Maryland's 2nd District, Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has reported raising more campaign money than his Democratic opponent, Gerry L. Brewster.

For the period from Aug. 25 through Sept. 30, Mr. Ehrlich reported $116,764 in contributions, compared with $73,505 for Mr. Brewster.

Mr. Ehrlich said the Federal Election Commission reports, filed yesterday, prove his campaign for Congress is gaining momentum.

However, both campaigns have raised about the same amount of money overall -- $288,000 for Mr. Ehrlich and $282,000 for Mr. Brewster.

Mr. Ehrlich's report shows him with $71,336 on hand, and Mr. Brewster's shows him with $52,341. But if the $14,000 in debts that Mr. Ehrlich's campaign owes are subtracted, their numbers are almost equal.

Spokesmen for both campaigns say they've received more money since Sept. 30, and both are over the $300,000 mark.

Mr. Ehrlich has received $92,859 in political action committee (PAC) funds, including $500 from Philip Morris, $6,000 from Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., $7,450 from the National Rifle Association and $1,000 from the National Cattleman's Association.

Mr. Brewster has received $61,936 in PAC money, including $10,000 from the United Auto Workers, $5,000 from the National Education Association and $6,000 from environmental groups.

Mr. Ehrlich's individual donations include $250 from James M. Anders Jr., campaign treasurer for Roger Hayden; $500 from W. Page Boinest, former press secretary to Gov. William Donald Schaefer; $8,250 from 18 individuals involved in real estate or development; and $16,500 from 28 lawyers.

Among individual contributors, Mr. Brewster has received $9,000 from himself and relatives, including his father, former U.S. Sen. Daniel Brewster; $500 from Jerry Stautberg, owner of Jerry's Chevrolet; $1,000 from tennis star Pam Shriver; $4,000 from Robert and Jane Meyerhoff; and $2,000 from W. Dale Hess, a Harford County developer.

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