Ed Murray, the state senator from Seattle, picked up a stunning $122,776 from more than 475 contributors in just nine days of his run for mayor, his campaign reported this morning. As the legislative session approaches, Murray hit a fundraising freeze last Friday night that runs until the session ends—a penalty that doesn't apply to his competitors. (More on his campaign is here.) By collecting a parcel of dough now, Murray telegraphs his status as a formidable contender, who has now announced raising more than others in the race. Incumbent mayor Mike McGinn reported roughly $95,000 as of the end of November, real-estate broker Charlie Staadecker reported $58,000, and Council Member Tim Burgess had reported $26,000.