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Entering Final Stretch of Maryland Governor’s Race, Tom Perez Announces $4 Million Raised This Cycle, Reports $1.1 Million On Hand

June 14, 2022

SILVER SPRING, MD – Entering the final weeks of Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will report $1.1 million cash on hand for the campaign’s latest finance deadline.

In less than five months since the prior January report, Tom Perez and Shannon Sneed have raised over $1.5 million in contributions with a total of about $4 million raised this cycle, including contributions from all 23 counties and Baltimore City.

With this competitive showing, the Perez-Sneed campaign is poised to build on growing momentum and remains well-positioned to win the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary on July 19.

“We’re continuing to build a strong, diverse, and rapidly growing coalition who share our inclusive vision to deliver jobs, justice, and opportunity to every Marylander,” said Tom Perez. “I’m so appreciative for the generous support from all those who believe in us, including unprecedented backing from labor and working families, who trust my long career in public service, working to expand opportunity and promote justice, and delivering for Marylanders.”

“From Oakland to Ocean City and everywhere in between, we’ve continued to see that Maryland is ready for experienced and trusted leaders like Tom and myself. We’re “GSD” Democrats who are ready to Get Stuff Done,” said lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Shannon Sneed. “We’re so thankful for the outpouring of generous support from so many and we’re excited about our ability to win this election.”

A recent poll by The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore shows Perez in a statistical tie for second place and continues to gain momentum, showing “signs of strength,” over top opponents.

“From the endorsements of The Washington Post and AFL-CIO, to Tom’s definitive performance at this week’s debate, and our strong ground game, it’s clear that the momentum in this race remains with Tom Perez and Shannon Sneed,” said campaign manager Sean Downey. “As we enter the last few weeks of this primary, our campaign remains right on track to win so we can flip Maryland blue.”

In recent weeks, Perez earned The Washington Post’s endorsement, which called Tom the clear choice who would "make an outstanding governor” as well as recent endorsements from the Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO, the state’s largest federation of unions which represents over 700 union locals, and Progressive Maryland, a statewide advocacy organization with over 120,000 members, supporters, and affiliates statewide.

These organizations are the latest to join a diverse and rapidly growing coalition who has endorsed the Perez-Sneed campaign, including national, state, and local officials, like Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi; Former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards; State Senator Joanne C. Benson, Prince George’s County; State Senator Cory McCray, Baltimore City; State Delegate Luke Clippinger, Baltimore City; State Delegate Bonnie Cullison, Montgomery County; Delegate Anne Healey, Prince George's County, Delegate Carl Jackson, Baltimore County; Delegate Mary Lehman, Prince George's County; Delegate Robbyn Lewis, Baltimore City;  Delegate Lesley Lopez, Montgomery County; Delegate Julie Palakovich Carr, Montgomery County; Delegate Shane Pendergrass, Howard County; Delegate Kirill Reznik, Montgomery County; Delegate Dana Stein, Baltimore County; Delegate Vaughn Stewart, Montgomery County; Delegate Veronica Turner, Prince George's County; Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Charles County Commissioner President Reuben Collins; College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn; Mount Rainier Mayor Celina Benitez; Baltimore City Councilmember Kristerfer Burnett; Baltimore City Councilmember Ryan Dorsey; Baltimore City Councilmember Danielle McCray; Hyattsville Councilmember Rommel Sandino; Former State Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews; Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, and more.

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