The five Democrats vying to unseat D.C. Council member Jack Evans of Ward 2 in next year’s primary are financing their campaigns under the city’s new Fair Elections Program, which matches every $50 in private donations from residents only with $250 in public funds.

The program’s first reporting period ended July 31, with the following results:

• Jordan Grossman, a former Obama administration staffer, has raised $37,623.02, according to his amended report to the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance.

“It shows an incredible explosion of grassroots enthusiasm, people are ready for something different,” Mr. Grossman said, noting that his campaign already has attracted more donors than Mr. Evans’ last reelection bid.

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