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Evans First D.C. Mayoral Contender To Pass $1 Million Mark

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) is the first candidate in the mayor's race to raise more than a million dollars.

While Evans raised the most money, he also appears to have spent the most, reporting about $580,000 cash-on-hand.

Council Member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), by contrast, has more in the bank. The Bowser campaign reports $750,000 cash-on-hand after raising over $900,000 for the campaign.

Evans and Bowser appear to be leading the money race in the crowded field for mayor.

Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large), who jumped into the campaign late, reported raising $80,000, and he hasn't spent any of that yet.

Former State Department official Reta Jo Lewis reports nearly $60,000 cash on hand.

There were no updated figures for Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), who unlike his opponents has promised to not accept corporate donations, and restaurateur Andy Shallal.

Mayor Vincent Gray, who just announced he will seek re-election, has not yet raised or spent any money, according to the filing.

The Democratic primary is on April 1.

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