Corrected version State Sen. Ed Murray led the field in fundraising for the Seattle mayor’s race in May, pulling in more than $100,000 despite being shut down for much of the month by a legislative fundraising freeze. Murray also outspent his rivals, dropping nearly $60,000 on expenses including campaign staff salaries, posters, consulting and $30,000 for a…More
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City Councilmember Tim Burgess raised the most money among Seattle mayoral candidates in January, bringing in about $32,000, for a total of $133,000 since he declared in late November. Charlie Staadecker, a real estate broker and arts patron, raised $23,000 to bring his total to $94,000. Mayor Mike McGinn brought in about $16,000 for January, for…More
Remember that Super PAC that popped up in Redmond last year with hopes of raising $1 million to promote Republican Mitt Romney in Washington state? It turns out Pivot Point Washington raised $24,465 according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month — about 1/50th of its goal. Oh yeah, and Romney…More
One day after reporting $1.25 million more in their independent campaign in support of Rob McKenna, the Republican Governor’s Association on Tuesday announced another nearly $3 million. The RGA, a national group funded by party loyalists like the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, has now put $11.38 million to support McKenna against his Democratic opponent,…More
National groups helping fund independent campaigns supporting the candidates for Washington governor put another $2 million-plus into the race last week, according to campaign finance reports. The Republican Governor’s Association, which is supporting Rob McKenna, donated an additional $1.25 million, bringing the group’s total contribution to more than $8.5 million. The Democratic Governor’s Association, which is supporting…More
In one of his more memorable lines during a rally in Bellevue last month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urged attendees to get Rob McKenna elected governor… or else. “I’ve been really nice and friendly tonight, haven’t I?” Christie said. “I haven’t said anything bad about anybody. Haven’t gotten angry. I haven’t, you know, gone…More
The Associated Press The King County ombudsman has decided not to pursue an investigation of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna. Ombudsman director Amy Calderwood said in a letter to McKenna released Friday that too much time has passed since he worked on the Metropolitan King County County Council about a decade ago. She says memories have surely…More