Trone Continues Record-Setting Spending Blitz

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-6th) dropped another $12.35 million into his U.S. Senate campaign during the first 3 1/2 weeks of April, bringing his total personal investment in the race to a jaw-dropping $54.1 million.

Trone is now the second biggest self-funder in a U.S. Senate race, behind U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who spent more than $63 million of his own money in 2018, according to the campaign finance website Open Secrets.

According to his latest campaign finance report, filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, Trone’s campaign took in $12,520,599.06 between April 1 and April 24 — all but $170,599.06 of that staggering figure from his own pocket.

The three-term congressman reported spending almost $10 million in that 3 1/2-week period alone, bringing his overall spending this election cycle to $54,490,568.06. His personal expenditures are a reported $54,121,000.

Trone is locked in a tight race for the Democratic Senate nomination with Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D), but he has dwarfed her relatively robust fundraising with his personal wealth. Early voting in the May 14 primary began Thursday and runs through May 9; tens of thousands of ballots have also already been cast by mail.