Kimberly Klacik, the Baltimore-area congressional candidate who has been promoted on social media by President Donald Trump and his supporters, reported raising $6.4 million in three months — a huge haul for a Republican in a Democratic-dominated district.
Klacik, who appeared during the Republican National Convention in August following the release of a widely viewed campaign ad, raised $6,445,451 from July 1 through Sept. 30, according to her report filed Thursday night with the Federal Election Commission.
Most of the contributions came from outside Maryland.
“I think we’ve been fortunate with that viral campaign ad that started the whole thing,” Klacik said Friday in a phone interview from Arizona. She is taking part in rallies there with conservative candidates and supporters, including Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son.
Klacik’s 7th Congressional District opponent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume, reported raising $184,349 during the same fundraising quarter.
He said in a