Congressional candidate Stacey Lawson raised the largest amount of money in the most recent reporting period ending May 16, her campaign said.
"Stacey led all fundraising for the fourth reporting period in a row," said former Healdsburg Mayor Jason Liles, a Lawson supporter. "(Candidate Jared) Huffman only has more total raised because he started raising money two quarters before Stacey got into the race."
Huffman, a state Assemblyman, in the June 5 primary elections for the North Coast 2nd District seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey and parts of the former district of U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson.
According to Liles, the fundraising numbers were submitted to the elections commission earlier this week. Here are the numbers:
According to a story in the Press Democrat, the numbers show that Lawson took in $169,200 in contributions plus $100,000 that she loaned to her own campaign. Huffman, the newspaper said, had $136,846 for the same reporting period from April 1 to May 16.
Huffman, whose supporters posted a blog on Patch, was
The newspaper article quotes Lawson as saying that she needed to add to her campaign coffers because of negative ads running against her.
Lawson responded by posting on her Facebook campaign account that the attacks are actually postive because they are an indication that she is a threat.
"I'm told it's a good sign that I'm being attacked by my opponents - it shows that I'm one of the frontrunners," Lawson said in the post. "But I honestly wish we could have a debate on the issues that voters care about -- putting Californians and all Americans back to work....
"That's why I've challenged them today to put their ideas on the table," Lawson said. "Let's have a debate about better policies, not politics-as-usual attacks."
To read the Press Democrat article, click here.