Rep. Donna Edwards has raised more than $335,000 since she declared her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated in 2016 by the retirement of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, according a release from her campaign Friday.
Edwards, D-Fort Washington, received that money from over 3,700 contributors, her campaign said.
The only other declared candidate in the race, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, announced last week that he had raised more than $1 million dollars since he entered the race.
Van Hollen, who has been a top fundraiser for the Democratic Party nationally in the past, is considered a more formidable fundraiser than Edwards, who draws a lot of support from grassroots groups like Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
More detailed information on both candidates fundraising should be available next week with Wednesday’s deadline for filing campaign financial information with the Federal Election Commission.