One of the final fliers mailed by the Bruce Harrell for Seattle Mayor campaign could lead voters to conclude that Harrell has been endorsed by The Seattle Times. He hasn’t. The Seattle Times editorial board endorsed state Sen. Ed Murray in a lengthy and laudatory column that praised his experience and record. The Harrell flier includes an…More
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State Democratic Chairman Dwight Pelz called a news conference Thursday to criticize The Seattle Times Co. for its decision to run a series of free newspaper ads promoting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna. Speaking at the Democratic Party’s downtown Seattle headquarters, Pelz said he was “shocked” by the action, which he’d never…More
Post updated at 1:20 p.m. with comments from journalism and political experts. The Seattle Times Co. jumped directly into two of the state’s hottest political contests Wednesday, launching an $80,000 independent-expenditure campaign promoting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and announcing a similar effort in support of the referendum to legalize gay marriage. The company’s move — which…More