A headline in some editions Wednesday incorrectly stated how much money Republican incumbent Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Democratic challenger Connie Galiazzo DeJuliis have raised the 2nd District congressional race. Ehrlich has raised $759,000 since his victory in 1994. DeJuliis has raised $535,000 this year.
The Sun regrets the errors.
Republican incumbent Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has three times more spending money than Democrat Connie Galiazzo DeJuliis in the final weeks of the 2nd District congressional race, federal campaign finance reports show.
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Ehrlich, who predicted two weeks ago that DeJuliis might outspend him, had $301,405 on hand Oct. 1, compared with DeJuliis' $104,000, according to the reports due yesterday.
The two candidates spent about the same amount during July, (( August and September, the period covered by the reports. But Ehrlich raised $196,767, compared with $117,166 for DeJuliis.
Still, Betty Deacon, DeJuliis' campaign manager, said her candidate suffers no disadvantage.
"We've got the money we need for what we have planned. We started raising money later," she said, adding, "We're right on budget."
DeJuliis plans a $35-a-ticket fund-raiser Oct. 25 at a Middle River catering hall, an event that will provide money for printing Election Day campaign ballots and an election night gathering at North Point Gardens.
Ehrlich campaign manager Bob McKinney, meanwhile, said the larger kitty gives the incumbent an edge.
"Money gives you flexibility," he said.
Ehrlich outdid DeJuliis in political action committee donations too, collecting $72,446 to her $41,847.
Most of his PAC money came from business groups; most of hers came from union groups.
Overall, Ehrlich has raised $759,000 since his victory in 1994. DeJuliis raised $535,000 this year after deciding to run.
The Republican reported $11,202 in debts, but did not include money from last week's $125-a-person fund-raising luncheon that drew about 400 people.
The candidates are scheduled to appear tonight at a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters. It begins at 7 p.m. at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave.
Pub Date: 10/16/96