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Editorial: Firefighters union deserved more than a scolding for campaign violations

The state Public Disclosure Commission, which enforces campaign finance laws, concluded that two labor-backed political action committees violated the rules during the hotly contested Spokane mayoral race. Then it let …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Woodward leads in campaign money; Stuckart criticizes ‘push’ poll

Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an …


Attorney for state Rep. Matt Shea counters PDC complaints over surplus funds

Attorney for Rep. Matt Shea rebuts PDC complaints over his surplus campaign fund.


Brace for an ad onslaught as big money pours into initiative campaigns

Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.


With general election contest still ahead, Idaho gov hopefuls already have spent more than $11 million

The post-primary numbers are in for campaign spending in the primary race for Idaho governor this year, and they’re pretty eye-popping.


Washington election: Campaigns spending heavily as deadline nears

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 …


Spin Control: Small number of debates saved taxpayers big bucks

Cathy McMorris Rodgers may or may not get the House of Representatives equivalent of 20 lashes with a wet noodle for improperly mixing campaign business with congressional business. But documents …


Davenport owner Walt Worthy pressed by firefighter union over ads

Davenport Hotel owner Walt Worthy said Tuesday that Spokane firefighters threatened to pull convention and meeting business from his hotel because of negative television ads in two Spokane City Council …


Vestal: Microsoft PAC backs broad slate

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 …


Governor candidates shelled out record dough

OLYMPIA – Even without the final spending tallied, this year’s Washington governor’s race was the most expensive in state history, and outside independent groups spent record amounts trying to persuade …


Ills of Citizens United visible in Idaho election

Are corporations people, my friends? The battle over campaign disclosure in Idaho’s education-reform campaign is the latest skunky fruit of Citizens United. The organizers of a nonprofit corporation that raised …


Governor, Allred spending heavily on ads

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday reported raising $752,000 in campaign funds in the past four months, while his Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, raised $372,500. With both candidates …


Few voters cast ballots

Despite a lot of campaign spending and generous doses of controversy, Spokane Valley’s City Council elections last month failed to generate as much turnout as the Liberty Lake Sewer and …