Assemblyman Jared Huffman has maintained his fundraising lead in the crowded race for the North Coast seat in Congress that seems likely to set a campaign spending record of $3 million or more for the region.
Huffman, D-San Rafael, reported $864,567 in campaign receipts through March 31.
Political newcomer Stacey Lawson, a San Rafael businesswoman and educator, collected $740,797, and a third Democrat, Marin activist Norman Solomon, had $526,802, according to Federal Election Commission records.
With more than $2 million in campaign funding for the top three alone, total spending for the primary election is likely to top $3 million, said David McCuan, a Sonoma State University political scientist.
"We've never seen dollars like this concentrated among three people," he said.