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With a week to go until primary day, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray enters the final stretch with a cash advantage over his opponents. 

The latest campaign finance reports show Gray with $320,000 on-hand. Council member Muriel Bowser, who polls show is neck and neck with Gray, is second, with just over $200,000 in the bank. Council Member Jack Evans is close behind at $180,000. Council member Tommy Wells is farther back, with nearly $80,000 on-hand. 

And while D.C. Council voted this year to close the so-called LLC loophole — a practice that potentially allows business owners to exceed individual contribution limits by donating through affiliated companies — the filings show Gray, Evans and Bowser have continued to raise money via LLC donations this cycle. That's because the campaign finance reform legislation that was unanimously passed by the Council and signed by the mayor doesn't kick in until 2015.

The campaigns have previously told WAMU that the candidates are following the "rules that are in place right now." Wells has declined to accept corporate contributions this cycle.  

Meanwhile early voting is open this week at 13 centers across the city. The D.C. Board of Elections says nearly 5,000 residents have cast ballots so far.

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