More than $1 million pours into North Coast congressional race

More than $1 million in campaign donations and loans have gone to six of the seven candidates vying to represent the North Coast in Congress, with the primary election still eight months away.

Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, holds the fund-raising lead with $416,424 collected for the year through Sept. 30, according to the Federal Election Commission.

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San Rafael businesswoman Stacey Lawson, who officially entered the race in August, was second in campaign receipts with $238,391, marginally ahead of Marin activist Norman Solomon with $221,422.

Huffman, who is termed out of the Assembly in 2012, came close to retaining the 2-to-1 fund-raising advantage he had over Solomon in July.

Both Huffman and Solomon announced their intention to run for the North Coast seat months before Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, confirmed her plans to retire next year after 20 years in Congress.

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