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April 2, 2014 at 1:40 PM

PDC: Court’s campaign finance decision won’t affect state races

Wednesday’s major U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding political donations will almost certainly not affect races governed by Washington state law, according to a spokeswoman for the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). The 5-4 ruling struck down a federal cap of the total amount an individual can contribute to political candidates, parties and committees in an election cycle,…

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December 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

PDC staff recommends minor violation against Auditor-elect Troy Kelley

A Public Disclosure Commission review has determined that state Auditor-elect Troy Kelley violated a handful of minor regulations while disclosing his finances as a state representative. But the commission also found that other allegations made by Republicans during a nasty campaign for state auditor were unfounded. PDC ChairmanĀ Amit RanadeĀ has scheduled a

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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…

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