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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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September 27, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Washington state candidates lead country in NRA contributions

A new report by the National Institute on Money in State Politics found that Washington state candidates led the country in National Rifle Association contributions in the 2012 election cycle. The NRA contributed $68,300 to Washington state candidates during the election, according to the Helena, Mont.-based non-profit. Another anti-gun-control group, the Gun Owners Action…

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