Given former state Rep. Laura Ruderman's news that she raised $101,500 in just one month after announcing her intent to run for U. S. Rep. Jay Inslee's seat (Inslee is running for governor), I decided to check in on her rivals—current state Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45, Kirkland), who's officially running, current state Rep. Marko Liias (D-21, Edmonds), who has formed an exploratory committee, and political activist Darshan Rauniyar.

Neither Liias nor Rauniyar are registered with the Federal Elections Commission yet (nor is Ruderman for that matter, so we'll have to take her word on the $101,500 haul). But Goodman is. [pullquote]Goodman's single biggest contributor is a political committee called Drug Policy Reform Fund, a New York based political committee that supports pot reform.[/pullquote]

Goodman has been raising money since January and has brought in $55,698. Not surprisingly, Goodman's single biggest contributor is a political committee called Drug Policy Reform Fund, a New York based political committee that supports pot reform. NORML has also donated $500 to Goodman.

Goodman, a longtime drug reform advocate who has already queued up a new medical marijuana bill for the 2012 session in Olympia, has said drug reform will be a central part of his campaign platform.

Goodman is also speaking at this Saturday's Netroots conference in Seattle (so is Ohio U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich—who's also interested in Inslee's seat—and Inslee himself.)

Footnote: Inslee's district, the 1st Congressional District, is still TBD due to the current redistricting process that's going on to create a 10th Congressional District. Depending on how that goes, the line up could change.