Delegate Rudy Cane contributed $6-thousand to Sheree Sample-Hughes.
She is his Democratic primary opponent.
Cane told the Salisbury Daily Times that when he gave her the donation he was in the midst of a personal medical issue and did not plan on running again.
Sample-Hughes said the Cane told her about his illness and asked if she would be willing to run in the District 37A that covers parts of Dorchester and Wicomico Counties.
She said yes and filed papers before Cane got a second opinion saying he would be able to campaign.