One of the nice things about moms is they have your back through thick and thin. And, apparently, through political campaigns, should it come to that. At least that's one of the plot lines developing in the race for the open U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 1st Congressional District, where five Democrats - including Suzan DelBene and Laura Ruderman - are grappling for a chance to face likely Republican challenger John Koster come November.
According to a story from the Associated Press citing Federal Election Commission filings, Laura Ruderman's mother, Margaret Rothschild, is the sole contributor behind the political-action committee Progress for Washington. According to the story, an $115,000 contribution from Rothschild - the only independent spending so far in the race - will pay for an attack on DelBene's business record, an assault which will include TV ads.
From the AP story:
In a statement, Rothschild said she paid for the ads because she was "very frustrated" that DelBene, a millionaire former Microsoft vice president, could self-fund her campaign while Ruderman could not.