President Obama appeared at fundraisers at the home of a developer in Owings Mills and at an Inner Harbor hotel this week, netting what was predicted to be $1.5 million in re-election campaign funds.
National Democratic candidates count on Maryland donations to feed their political machines.
"Maryland is a state that understands the importance of a national strategy, and we know that we are a donor state — that there will be much more money coming out of Maryland than coming in," Sen. Ben Cardin, who attended the fundraisers, told the Baltimore Sun.
Republicans also made their presence known, with Republican candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, making an appearance in Linthicum for a private fundraiser.
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