Sarbanes leads fundraising race

July 16, 2006|By TRICIA BISHOP

For the year's second quarter, John P. Sarbanes raised more funds than his Democratic competitors in the 3rd Congressional District race, according to paperwork filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission.

Sarbanes, son of incumbent U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, raised $303,050 this quarter and has $585,465 on hand. In second place is state Sen. Paula C. Hollinger, a Pikesville Democrat who collected $193,000, with $271,000 on hand.

Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Peter L. Beilenson took in $136,690, with $291,538 on hand, while businessman Oz Bengur reported $132,132 and has $121,259 on hand. Kevin O'Keeffe, a former high-level government aide in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County, raised $49,115 with $166,393 on hand.

On the Republican side, physician Gary Applebaum raised $123,825, with $243,842 on hand.

Data for the other candidates were not available yesterday. The candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who is running for U.S. Senate.

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