Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Fog 33° Fog

Eye On Olympia

Most devastating Washington campaign ad of the year?

A new website, authored by someone hiding behind a domain registration company's privacy service, points to Rep. Geoff Simpson's family-oriented campaign, particularly a recent family-oriented mailing, then compares it to the contents of Simpson's legal separation file.

In an e-mail to us, Simpson, D-Kent, called the website cowardly and despicable. He said he and his wife of 23 years have reconciled and are working hard to keep the family together.

These attacks on our family -- including our three children who now have been publicly exposed -- are despicable.

I am disappointed that my opponent has chosen to attack my family instead of focusing on her qualifications for office and what she would do differently if elected. Attacking me on my votes or effectiveness in Olympia is one thing, but posting personal, private information on the web anonymously is not only cowardly, but also a sign of desperation.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.