Frosh campaign account has almost $400,000

Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat who chairs the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, has a campaign war chest of $390,655, about 90 percent of which has been raised since November.

Frosh, who is mulling a bid for Maryland Attorney General, launched an exploratory committee in October. He said at the time that he was running because current Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler had told him he planned to run for governor.

Gansler has $5.2 million in his campaign account, the largest amount of cash on hand among likely Democratic challengers for governor. Gov. Martin O’Malley is term-limited and widely thought to be eyeing national office in 2016.

Frosh has said he would not run for attorney general if Gansler does not run for governor. Neither have officially announced their candidacy.

Del. Jon S. Cardin, a Baltimore County Democrat who launched his own exploratory committee in November and is considering a run for Attorney General, reported Wednesday that he had $170,224 in his campaign account.

The deadline for reporting campaign figures to the Maryland State Board of Elections was Wednesday. Members of the General Assembly cannot hold fundraisers while the legislature is in session.

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