Early money is already flowing into the campaign coffers of candidates running for legislative seats across the state.
Tuesday was the deadline for state candidates to file their year-end campaign finance reports, which cover cash raised and spent through Dec. 31, 2011.
Wondering which legislative hopefuls are leading the pack and which are starting 2012 in the red? We've gathered the numbers for some of the races on our radar this cycle.
The spreadsheet includes 2011 totals for candidates we're tracking in some of the state legislative races Capitol insiders have been closely watching so far (blank fields mean a report had not been filed electronically at the time this sheet was posted). Full reports can be viewed at this link.
We're open to updating the roundup to include more races, so send any hot contests we might have missed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for a look at the money flowing in top congressional races in tomorrow's Bee.
Editor's note: The spreadsheet has been updated to correct the cash on hand for Jeff Miller's campaign and add figures for a Southern California Assembly race.