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Campaign finance documents filed with D.C.’s Office of Campaign Finance for the March 10th reporting deadline show all incumbents well ahead of their challengers in cash on hand. This holds even for the most competitive races—for chairmanship of the 13-member D.C. Council and two citywide Council seats. 

Money isn’t everything in campaigns (nothing like some good grit!) but it counts for a lot.  At this stage what matters most is how much cash Democratic hopefuls have in the lead-up to the June primary; it translates to how much they can spend on get-out-the-vote efforts. 

Below is a roundup of the data in the most recent available reports, which cover Feb. 1 through March 10. Incumbents’ names are starred and dollar amounts are rounded down. The next campaign finance reports are due June 10, nine days before the primary.

Undeclared candidates have until March 21 to seek to enter the primary. They have until Aug. 8 to do so for the general election on Nov. 6. 

Mayoral race

Muriel Bowser*

Cash on hand: $1,997,768

Total money raised: $2,253,879

Money raised since Feb. 1: $234,123

James Butler

Cash on hand: $1,768

Total money raised: $14,600

Money raised since Feb. 1: $829

Michael Christian Woods

Cash on hand: $28

Total money raised: $375

Money raised since Feb. 1: $275

Council chairman race

Phil Mendelson*

Cash on hand: $229,071

Total money raised: $240,967

Money raised since Feb. 1: $181,744

Ed Lazere

Cash on hand: $78,905

Total money raised: $110,541

Money raised since Feb. 1: $45,752

Calvin Gurley

Cash on hand: $100

Total money raised: $100

Money raised since Feb. 1: $100

At-large councilmember Democratic seat race

Anita Bonds*

Cash on hand: $62,796

Total money raised: $65,317

Money raised since Feb. 1: $51,200

Marcus Goodwin

Cash on hand: $31,790

Total money raised: $80,474

Money raised since Feb. 1: $14,207

Jeremiah Lowery

Cash on hand: $22,790

Total money raised: $32,006

Money raised since Feb. 1: $5,880

Aaron Holmes

Cash on hand: $13,270

Total money raised: $27,005

Money raised since Feb. 1: $8,320

At-large councilmember non-majority party seat race (general election)

Elissa Silverman*

Cash on hand: $39,303

Total money raised: $42,040

Money raised since Feb. 1: $16,915

Dionne Reeder

Cash on hand: $23,030

Total money raised: $62,396

Money raised since Feb. 1: $8,954

Omekongo Dibinga

Cash on hand: $83

Total money raised: $496

Money raised since Feb. 1: $496

Ward 1 councilmember race

Brianne Nadeau*

Cash on hand: $143,977

Total money raised: $214,704

Money raised since Feb. 1: $10,092

Kent Boese

Cash on hand: $35,604

Total money raised: $64,200

Money raised since Feb. 1: $23,475

Lori Parker

Cash on hand: $24,592

Total money raised: $53,111

Money raised since Feb. 1: $1,835

Sheika Reid

Cash on hand: $6,116

Total money raised: $63,251

Money raised since Feb. 1: $10,837

Jamie Sycamore(general election)

Cash on hand: $244

Total money raised: $300

Money raised since Feb. 1: $300

Ward 3 councilmember race

Mary Cheh*

Cash on hand: $55,744

Total money raised: $68,459

Money raised since Feb. 1: $8,557

Petar Dimtchev

Cash on hand: $2,574

Total money raised: $3,825

Money raised since Feb. 1: $3,825

Ward 5 councilmember race

Kenyan McDuffie*

Cash on hand: $129,177

Total money raised: $155,593

Money raised since Feb. 1: $47,731

Gayle Hall Carley

Cash on hand: $53,901

Total money raised: $57,460

Money raised since Feb. 1: $50,990

Bradley Thomas

Cash on hand: $5,979

Total money raised: $5,989

Money raised since Feb. 1: $5,989

Ward 6 councilmember race

Charles Allen*

Cash on hand: $98,696

Total money raised: $125,469

Money raised since Feb. 1: $25,245

Lisa Hunter

Cash on hand: $16,617

Total money raised: $24,734

Money raised since Feb. 1: $1,710

Michael Bekesha (general election)

Cash on hand: $4,577

Total money raised: $16,934

Money raised since Feb. 1: $1,675

Attorney general race

Karl Racine*

Cash on hand: $101,524

Total money raised: $150,021

Money raised since Feb. 1: $30,945

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