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City Leaders Take Hits On 2 Election Fronts Sabey Contributes To Effort Ripping Downtown Bridge, Mall

With less than two weeks to go before the city primary elections, two new groups - one relatively well-heeled, the other operating on a shoestring - are pushing issue-oriented campaigns. …


Paquin Says He Won’t Take Special Interest Money

North Idaho businessman Tony Paquin, challenging Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth in next year’s primary election, said Friday he will not accept contributions from special interest groups. “Idaho voters are fed …


Legislator First To File For Mayor Duane Sommers Will Ask Donors To Approve New Use Of Their Money

State Rep. Duane Sommers will ask some donors to last year’s legislative race to approve a new use for their money. He wants to spend it on this year’s mayoral …


Craig Campaigners Correct Discrepancy Federal Election Commission Asked For Explantion In April

Republican Sen. Larry Craig’s political operatives have revised the financial disclosure statement to resolve questions about transactions reported in the final month of the 1996 campaign. Campaign treasurer Kaye O’Riordan …


Democrats Charge Foreign Donations In Gop Coffers, Too

A top adviser to Speaker Newt Gingrich was largely responsible for obtaining a suspect $50,000 donation to a Republican think tank that Democrats plan to bring before a Senate committee …


Murray Raises Funds At Record Clip Her $601,000 Re-Election Fund Surpasses Pace Of Gorton’s $5.1 Million Total In 1994

Anticipating one of the country’s toughest re-election races in 1998, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., raised more than $601,000 during the first half of this year. Murray is raking in dollars …


Demos Say Gore At Center Of Controversial Fund Raising

Vice President Al Gore played the central role in raising millions of dollars during the buildup to the 1996 election, sometimes using direct solicitations that several Democratic donors said they …


State Fines Campaign Donor Millionaire Who Gave Illegally To Foreman Also Gave To Nethercutt

A state investigation into illegal campaign contributions from an Eastern Washington potato magnate raises questions about similar donations to Rep. George Nethercutt’s 1994 campaign. Peter Taggares Sr. of Othello agreed …


Campaign Donations Legal, Won’t Be Returned, Locke Says Says Events Attended By Fund-Raiser Huang Were Legal

Gov. Gary Locke says he won’t be returning campaign contributions he received from John Huang, a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser at the center of controversy in the nation’s capital. Huang …


Craig To Go Out Of State To Pay Debts Campaign-Finance Watchdogs Are Interested

Out-of-state contributors will be tapped to help retire U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s $168,000 campaign debt. “People in Idaho were so supportive and gave in record numbers,” said Mike Reynoldson, Craig’s …


‘96 Campaign Leaves Craig Deep In Red Ink Report Raises Questions About Possible Illegal Contributions

Republican Sen. Larry Craig, who has based his 16-year congressional career on pursuing a balanced federal budget, ended his successful 1996 re-election campaign more than $181,000 in the red. Year-end …


Corruption Is A Good Business Deal

In the early and mid-1990s, Sacramento juries convicted more than a dozen legislators, lobbyists and legislative aides of political corruption and sent them to jail. In some cases, the crime …


White House Coffee Guests Gave Millions Records Add Fuel To Charges Administration Used Offices For Campaign Fund Raising

The Democratic National Committee collected $27 million from guests who attended White House kaffeeklatsches with President Clinton over the last two years, newly available records show. Many of those who …


Group Says Gorton Is Timber Industry’s Favorite Lawmaker Senator Who Pushed Salvage Logging Received More Timber Dollars Than Anyone Else In Congress

Passed in the last session of Congress, the timber-salvage rider, which suspended environmental laws to allow clearcutting of some old-growth Northwest forests, is known these days around Capitol Hill as …


Consider The Sources Of Funding Behind Opposition, Woodard Says

Incorporation leaders Ed Meadows, left, for Opportunity, and Arne Woodard for Evergreen anticipate a Feb. 4 vote. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Gop Chief: Top Ceos Were Stingy Execs Gave Record Amount, Say Barbour Sees World Too Simply

Big business gave record sums of money to Republicans in the last election, but GOP Chairman Haley Barbour wants more. Barbour is particularly unhappy with the Business Roundtable, a group …


Spending On Congressional Elections Sets Record

The battle for control of Congress pushed the price for the fall elections to a new high of $626.4 million. Congressional candidates in the general election alone spent $36.8 million, …


Bogus Doctor Donated $12,500 To Democrats

A bogus doctor who sold aspirin as a cancer cure donated $12,500 to the Democratic Party at a May fundraiser attended by President Clinton, the Daily News reported today. Aiwah …


Accounts Shift On Discussion Of Questionable Gifts To Clinton

The White House Sunday gave shifting accounts of a meeting at which senior Clinton aides and officials of President Clinton’s legal defense fund discussed the return of several hundred thousand …


Big-Money Donors Cash In With Direct Line To President Top Clinton Contributors Rewarded With Appointments, Employment, Influence

Big Democratic donors felt so emboldened they personally wrote the president seeking government appointments - and got them. One was invited inside the Oval Office to talk policy. Another even …


Sect Members Were Fulfilling Right To Support ‘Good President,’ Leader Says

Minh Nguyen says it would be impossible to find a group of people less politically minded than his fellow disciples of Supreme Master Suma Ching Hai. The follower who dares …


White House Releases Records Of Fund-Raiser’s Visits Little Rock Restaurateur Delivered Questionable Donations To Defense Fund

Little Rock businessman Charles Yah Lin Trie visited the White House at least 23 times during the Clinton administration, including two Oval Office picture sessions with President Clinton and several …


Trie Visited White House Last Week Once-Spurned Clinton Donor Was Dinner Guest On Friday

Charles Yah Lin Trie, the Arkansas businessman whose fund-raising efforts were rejected by President Clinton’s legal defense fund earlier this year, continued to be a visitor to the White House …


Contributions To Clintons’ Defense Fund Returned

The legal defense fund for President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton returned $639,000 in questionable donations collected by an Arkansas businessman who apparently obtained most of the money from a …


Demos Outspent Gop, But Failed To Win In Idaho

For the first time in modern Idaho political campaigns, the state Democratic Party dramatically outspent its typically well-heeled Republican opponent. But the party trying to avoid a permanent assignment to …


Political Notes

Newt: ‘Save the poor’ WASHINGTON House Speaker Newt Gingrich called on fellow conservatives and Republicans Tuesday night not to “fixate” on White House scandals but to make saving the poor …