campaign contributions

Campaign Contributions
6:07 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Surplussing Offers Legal Funnel For Campaign Contributions

Surplussing, a common practice used by legislative candidates and campaign donors, finds ways around Washington's strict campaign contribution limits.
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Washington’s primary election was on August 5. Two days later, large checks started arriving in the campaign coffers of the House Democratic Campaign Committee also known as the HDCC. The biggest check of $80,000 came from Speaker of the House Frank Chopp. By the end of that day, the HDCC had received some $800,000 from its own members.

State Representative Sam Hunt said he saw that money and thought, "We [should] all get on a plane and go to Tahiti.”

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Oregon Campaign Money
6:52 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Money Flowing In To Oregon Political Campaigns

The Oregon Capitol Building.
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Ballots go out in the mail to Oregon voters in less than three weeks. And that means right now is prime fundraising season for candidates and ballot measure campaigns.

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Campaign Fundraisers
7:49 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Fundraisers Galore As Washington Campaigns Kick Into High Gear

Washington capitol building.
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The 2014 election is about six weeks away. That means campaigns are kicking into high gear. And asking their funders to help them cross the finish line. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins sifted through dozens of invitations to fundraisers. He gives us a flavor of the campaign events happening Washington.

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