Campaign Finance Reports Show Kratovil Leading

New campaign finance reports show that freshman Democratic Representative Frank Kratovil is leading his potential 2010 Republican challenger Andy Harris. Kratovil beat Harris last year for the 1st District, which includes the Eastern Shore and parts of Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Harford Counties. Over the three-month period ending June 30, Kratovil raised more than $296,000, while Harris, a Baltimore County state senator, collected more than $118,000. Kratovil received more than $162,000 from political action committees. About $92,000 of Harris’ contributions came from individuals. Kratovil has about $500,000 in the bank compared to Harris’ $210,000.