With all the recent fodder about his opponent, Susan Hutchison, it’s easy

With all the recent fodder about his opponent, Susan Hutchison, it’s easy to forget that King County Executive candidate Dow Constantine is still anything but a sure thing.In a county that leans heavily to the left, blue-to-the-core Constantine is currently (depending on how you read the polls) either tied or losing. This to a woman who contributed money to Mike Huckabee’s Presidential campaign, financially supports the work of global warming denialists and, it has been oh-so-recently revealed, espouses the beliefs of a policy paper that calls for a constitutional amendment more financially constricting than Tim Eyman’s I-1033. The same initiative she claimed not to support.Cathy Allen. Democratic political Consultant for Larry Phillips. How big a deal is this? What happened? 443.1990 Longer-time consultants here. The problem is that these regulations are always bblue smoke and mirrors. I don’t even know how I come down on this. Jason is a real clean shooter in my opinion. I don’t know what to tell you other than it’s something I ouldn’t have done. It’s just one of those things that you can do. How do I ut this: It’s just easier not to raise the specter of conflict. Independent iexpenditures are lossy goosy enough Because there are different way speople interpret them. The bottom line when it comes to campaign disclosure: You don’t legislate morality. Is it above reproach? No. At the first smell or specter of conflict, both parties should have run like hell? Move out of the frickin’ office. Phil Lloyed, the other major campaign treasurer for hire in town. He is the person I call whenever I’m about to do something. Call Phil. 382.5552255.3367He is on my emergency contact list.Bruce BoremPolitical consultant, runs independent expenditures for firefightersThe king. Longtime republican political consultant. To elude individual campaign contributions. Soft money? Three people who get together, really like a candidate, put some money in a pot.

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