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Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

August 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM

McKenna files PDC complaint against Inslee

GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has followed through with his promise to file a complaint against his Democratic challenger Jay Inslee.

McKenna’s campaign sent out a news release Thursday saying it had filed a complaint with the state Public Disclosure Commission that alleges Inslee illegally transferred funds from his congressional re-election account to his gubernatorial campaign.

The PDC says the type of complaint filed by McKenna’s campaign, called a 45-day letter, actually goes to the state Attorney General’s office and King County Prosecutor, and they have 45 days to refer the complaint to the PDC.  That’s typically what happens. It’s worth noting that McKenna is the state Attorney General.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee filed a complaint with the PDC earlier this month that contends McKenna underreported debts and expenses, and that he used money from his attorney general campaign fund to pay for gubernatorial campaign expenses.

McKenna’s campaign has dismissed Inslee’s charges as bogus. Inslee campaign spokesman Sterling Clifford, likewise, called McKenna’s complaint “just more nonsense.”

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