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Solis, the former U.S. Labor secretary, raised $518,000 and has $433,000 cash on hand. Kuehl, a former state senator, raised $429,400 and has $300,000 in cash.

By Catherine Saillant
February 3, 2014, 8:23 p.m.

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state Sen. Sheila Kuehl have a considerable fundraising jump over their rivals for two open seats on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, new campaign reports show.

Solis raised $518,000 and reported $433,000 cash on hand at the end of December in a filing covering the second half of 2013. She announced last year that she was running to replace outgoing Supervisor Gloria Molina in the 1st District, which covers downtown, East Los Angeles and portions of eastern L.A. County.

In the 3rd District contest to replace termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Kuehl raised $429,400 in cash and in-kind contributions and had more than $300,000 in cash heading into January. She was far ahead of John Duran, a West Hollywood city councilman, who announced he was running in early December and reported $54,000 on hand.

Two newcomers to the campaigns, former Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver and El Monte City Councilman Juventino “J” Gomez, weren’t required to file fundraising reports for last year.

Shriver is seeking Yaroslavsky’s Westside seat in the June 3 primary. Gomez is running for Molina’s seat and has been endorsed by his former boss, county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The next fundraising report will be due in March.

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