Good News for Gregoire(?)
The Public Disclosure Commission has ruled that the Building Industry Association of Washington violated campaign finance laws by not properly reporting money it moved to ...
The Public Disclosure Commission has ruled that the Building Industry Association of Washington violated campaign finance laws by not properly reporting money it moved to a political action committee opposing Governor Christine Gregoire's re-election bid.
The effect of the ruling may help Gregoire, but perhaps only to the extent that she can now counter opponent Dino Rossi's assertions that she is in the pocket of lobbyists:
'I think the outcome is that it [the PDC ruling] levels the playing field,' said Matt Barreto, a University of Washington political-science professor and expert on voters' opinions.
'The Republicans have been running ads that Gregoire is getting money from tribes and unions while doing favors for them. Now Democrats will run ads that Rossi is getting support from the BIAW. Voters will be thinking both candidates are getting shady contributions from big supporters,' Barreto said. [Emphasis mine.]
A real win high-minded politics, no?
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Most States Have No Laws About Guns in Polling Places1 day ago
Write-In Votes Aren't Allowed for President in 9 States1 day ago
To Curb Unintended Pregnancy, States Turn to IUDs -- in the Delivery Room1 day ago
Planned Parenthood Wins Battle to Block Mississippi Law1 day ago
Children, Rejoice! Chocolate Milk May Return to Menus in America's Largest School District1 day ago
County Executive's Arrest Could Disturb Region's GOP Machine for Years to Come1 day ago