Stories tagged: campaign contributions
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
If initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman hasn’t previously put any credence in warnings about Friday the 13th, he might want to start.
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
The end of each month always brings a slew of frantic pleas from candidates who always seem to be scrambling to meet a deadline for a monetary goal they themselves …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
Washington ranked fifth in turnout for the 2018 midterm elections.
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of …
Sun., June 30, 2019
Presidential candidates seem to use debates as a springboard for donations.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019
New gun laws could be “model” for rest of country, Gov. Jay Inslee says.
Sun., May 5, 2019
State Democrats asking for donations over the controversy surrounding Rep. Matt Shea.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
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
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown both report big gains in campaign dollars.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018
Pleas for money fill up the inbox in campaign season.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
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
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
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
Secretary of state fined more than $10,000 for failing to report campaign contributions on time.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
Independent campaigns for and against Washington legislative candidates are hitting a record.
Sun., July 17, 2016
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
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
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.