Fundraising reports for candidates vying to be D.C.'s next mayor are due in today, and the the size of their war chests could offer hints as to how the competitive election will turn out.
So far, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser has held the strong fundraising edge over her opponents in the general election. She out-raised independent candidate David Catania by a 2-1 margin during the last reporting period. The latest campaign finance filings are due tonight at midnight.
The reports will also, for the first time, include the fundraising figures for former council member Carol Schwartz, another independent candidate. Schwartz surprised many by jumping into the race in June.
A non-Democrat has never won the mayor’s race in D.C. since the city gained local autonomy in 1973.