Stories tagged: campaign contributions
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
New gun laws could be “model” for rest of country, Gov. Jay Inslee says.
Sun., May 5, 2019, 4:30 a.m.
State Democrats asking for donations over the controversy surrounding Rep. Matt Shea.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Paul G. Allen backed gun control and animal protection measures and was a bipartisan supporter of candidates
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown both report big gains in campaign dollars.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
Pleas for money fill up the inbox in campaign season.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
State residents would know more about parties who spend money for campaign ads under two bills heard by a Senate panel Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
An Idaho legislative panel charged with reviewing possible campaign finance reforms has rejected a proposal to lift the state’s campaign contribution limits.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Congressional Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and potential 2020 presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren among them, are starting to give charities thousands of dollars in donations they had received …
Wed., March 22, 2017
Transparency and open government are important principles. If broadly and fairly applied, they should be supported. If not, it’s the cynical thrust and parry of politics.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Secretary of state fined more than $10,000 for failing to report campaign contributions on time.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Independent campaigns for and against Washington legislative candidates are hitting a record.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
Emails begging for cash fill inbox during dog days of summer.
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015
There are mornings when the content of my email inbox suggests the Democratic Party has been replaced by an online fundraising machine bent on extracting money from unsuspecting rubes by …
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
OLYMPIA – With control of the Washington Senate in the balance, legislative candidates could pull in record amounts of money, and some ballot measure campaigns are spending heavily as the …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with …
Fri., July 4, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington voters will face a pair of gun control issues this fall and will probably decide whether to have fewer students in some public school classes. But, because …
Wed., April 16, 2014
WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has raised about 12 times as much money as her Democratic challenger in the first three months of this year, reports filed with the …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
However things go in Olympia this session, no one can say the leaders of the Senate haven’t contributed something to the state. They stood up for secrecy in big-money politics.
Sat., Feb. 16, 2013, 12:05 a.m.
The explosion of money – and particularly secret money – in politics has gotten a lot of attention. Much of that attention has focused on groups and donors who tend …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
Several court decisions make clear that political contributions are protected political speech, so in most cases donors are free to make them. Missing from all the discussions about the kinds …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2012
With just two weeks left for voters to return their general election ballots, large amounts of money are flowing into some Washington campaigns for top offices and measures that propose …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
OLYMPIA – The state’s campaign watchdog rejected complaints about contributions and spending by Democrat Jay Inslee while a small-business group tried to boost Republican Rob McKenna’s chances for governor Monday. …
Wed., April 18, 2012
North Idaho’s freshman GOP congressman Raul Labrador has geared up his re-election campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports, while his prospective opponents haven’t. Labrador’s pulling in PAC money …
Tue., Feb. 22, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider the order that Human Life of Washington must disclose its donors to a 2008 campaign against assisted suicide.
Wed., Oct. 13, 2010
Federal courts weighed in twice Tuesday on Washington state’s campaign finance laws, saying disclosure laws don’t violate First Amendment protections for free speech and leaving in place a cap on …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010
OLYMPIA – State officials are mulling their next steps after a federal judge overturned a state law limiting campaign contributions in the final weeks of ballot measure campaigns. If the …
Sat., April 3, 2010
A candidate for Spokane County prosecutor has accepted a $500 campaign contribution from the wife of a man being prosecuted by the office he wants to oversee. Records show that …
Sun., March 28, 2010
OLYMPIA – With little fanfare last week, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill that could force a big change in Spokane politics. Senate Bill 6344 could cut the tendons of …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2009
With one week until the primary, Spokane city races are mostly low-budget affairs, with half the candidates for City Council planning to spend so little they don’t have to make …