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Money race heats up for Assembly seat

Santa Rosa Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom raised more money this reporting period than any other candidate seeking the 10th Assembly District seat, pulling in more than $100,000 in less than three months, campaign finance records show. But Assemblyman Marc Levine maintained his formidable fundraising advantage, with $422,239 on hand as of March 17. The San Rafael Democrat reported raising $61,538 since Jan. 1.

James Gore leads fundraising for supervisor seat

Former Obama Administration official James Gore powered past his chief rivals seeking the 4th District Sonoma County supervisor seat, raising more than $83,000 in contributions since Jan. 1. His nearest competitor, Windsor Town Councilwoman Deb Fudge, pulled in just over $44,000 in the same period.

D.A. Jill Ravitch leads opponent in campaign fundraising

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch raised nearly twice the cash contributions as her campaign rival, Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan, in the six-month period ending last month.

Money pours into North Coast legislative races

Money is flowing into the campaigns for North Coast legislative seats being contested in 2014, with four candidates showing an early separation in the fundraising race.

Deb Fudge, Pete Foppiano take early lead in 4th District supervisor race

The opening skirmish of the five-way battle to replace 4th District Supervisor Mike McGuire was fought not over issues, but over money.

Santa Rosa may revise rules for campaign robocalls

Santa Rosa is working to update its campaign finance rules to help the public better understand who’s behind those pesky political robocalls.

Rep. Jared Huffman already building war chest for re-election

Rep. Jared Huffman, just three months into his first term as the North Coast’s representative in Congress, is already building a war chest for his 2014 re-election campaign.

Mike Thompson, Jared Huffman raised millions in race for Congress

Veteran Rep. Mike Thompson and House newcomer Jared Huffman both cracked the million-dollar mark in last year’s campaign and are regarded as formidable North Coast political fundraisers. But compared to their colleagues on Capitol Hill, the two Democrats were in middle of the pack in the 2012 money race in which 439 House winners, including six delegates, raised nearly $742 million.

Robert Jacob set Sebastopol campaign spending record

Vice Mayor Robert Jacob raised and spent a record amount of money in winning his seat on the Sebastopol City Council in November, the costliest campaign in city history.

Spending in race between Susan Gorin, John Sawyer most expensive in Sonoma County history

Spending by outside groups made last year’s race between Susan Gorin and John Sawyer for the 1st District Sonoma County supervisor’s seat the most expensive in county history, campaign finance reports show.

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