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POLL: 3 Candidates Garner Over 4,000 Nods For Congress on June 5

Huffman considered favorite in 12-candidate race.

Note: This article was updated on Monday, May 14, and again on Wednesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 17.

As we reported the 2nd District North Coast Congressional race started out strong and has continued to build in intensity.

Voters in the June 5 primary election will narrow the field of 12 candidates down to the top two, who will then compete in the November general elections to represent the 2nd District in Congress.

It is considered likely that both top vote-getting candidates will be Democrats, resulting in a November intra-party faceoff.

With the same three Democratic contenders continuing to be the favorites in Sonoma County -- State Assemblyman Jared Huffman, entrepreneur Stacey Lawson and peace activist Norman Solomon -- county Democratic Party leaders have

However, the Press Democrat is reporting that Huffman, of San Rafael, is considered the favorite, based on his $865,000 in campaign funding.

All three of the top candidates however, according to the article. is banking on being on the candidate with legislative experience; on her skills in job creation and working with entrepreneurs; and on his liberal roots that have a stronghold locally and a national following.

Another "feisty" candidate contender, according to the Press Democrat, is  Democratic Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams.

The newspaper article calls the other eight candidates -- four more Democrats, two Republicans and two candidates with no party preference -- "long shots, their chances diminished by lack of funding, obscurity and Democrat domination of the district."

For an overview of the candidates at their appearance at one of the few all-candidate debates at the

The 2nd District -- or North Coast -- congressional seat, is a combination of the former 6th District seat vacated by the retiring , and portions of the former 1st District seat held by

The new district stretches up the North Coast and the 101 corridor from Marin County to the Oregon border -- with the exception of Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, which are now part of Thompson's new 5th District.

To read the Press Democrat article, click here.

LongTimeLocal May 18, 2012 at 09:26 AM
And another one for you Brooke as you don't have as good a mailing list as the Sologang and Tiffyfriends, though I must say the Huffies have done an excellent job voting hundreds of times. Corruption is alive and well. Please can we have a prize for picking the winner Patchies?
Recall Tiffany's Comments May 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Well, there's no way the votes for Tiffany are real....she just doesn't have anywhere near that support. And given her, and her husband's, web background, I'm sure they figured out how to vote multiple times. The only reason the following hasn't come up as an issue in this race, is because she has zero chance of winning. But just for those who may have forgotten just how unprepared Tiffany is, especially of matter of defense and foreign policy, here's something I'm sure she wishes we all would forget. It demonstrates a combination of ignorance, lunacy, and certitude we don't need in office...at any level: http://www.watchsonomacounty.com/2010/09/cities/mighty-midget-proposed-as-new-petaluma-attraction/ While veterans, a chamber of commerce spokeswoman and two councilmen expressed interest in hearing about the plan, Councilwoman Tiffany Renee had other concerns. “The first thing that came to my mind in putting a ship like that in our waters, given that I lived in Sacramento and we had two Air Force bases,” she said, “was that Sacramento was quite a target for missiles from other countries, and whether or not this would put the city of Petaluma at risk for such exposure – because we can never understand what some of these other countries may think of us, especially countries like North Korea.” This was an incredibly embarrassing moment for Petaluma...on the order of something we might expect from an equally ambitious and ignorant candidate like Sarah Palin.
LongTimeLocal May 20, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Well, it doesn't really matter - this whole thing is hilarious. Huffman will win anyway. Hopefully Tiffy will feel confident enough not to declare for council (I have no respect for someone who does her knitting while sitting and makes numerous stupid comments). Whatever way you look at this, this is a pointless exercise in polling.
Veda Florez May 21, 2012 at 02:21 AM
You have the opportunity to view another Congressional Debate at the following site. http://www.marinlwv.org/candidate_debates/ The League of Women Voters of Marin and Dominican University co-sponsored a Congressional Candidate Forum in April 2012. The League of Women Voters were moderators and timekeepers at the Earth Day Event where Congressional Candidates spoke in a more informal setting at the outside at the Marin Civic Center. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZxAfuOHDeAk
Keri Brenner May 25, 2012 at 04:18 AM
@Veda Florez: Thanks very much for the links to other debates. We appreciate the added information.

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