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Politics Northwest

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

October 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

PDC staff recommend complaint against Inslee be dismissed

State Public Disclosure Commission staff has recommended dismissing a complaint filed against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee by his GOP challenger.

Rob McKenna’s campaign filed a complaint in August that alleged, in part, that Inslee illegally transferred funds from his congressional re-election account to his gubernatorial campaign.

There were four allegations in the complaint against Inslee. The PDC staff concluded no laws were broken and recommended that all of them be dismissed.

The type of complaint filed by McKenna’s campaign, called a 45-day letter, was referred to the PDC by the King County prosecutor’s office. The commission meets on Monday to consider the staff recommendations.

The commission could disagree with the staff and take action, or send the case back to the King County prosecutor’s office and let it decide whether to pursue the matter further.

McKenna brought the allegations after Inslee filed a complaint with the PDC that contends McKenna under-reported debts and expenses and used money from his attorney general campaign fund to pay for gubernatorial campaign expenses.

The PDC has made no decision regarding that case. McKenna’s campaign has dismissed Inslee’s charges as bogus.

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