Wednesday, January 27, 2010

BREAKING: Gregoire breaks the law raising money for Denny Heck.

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ABC affiliate KOMO TV in Seattle has reported that Gregoire has violated state election laws for Denny Heck, democrat candidate in the 3rd Congressional District.

Gregoire breaking state campaign finance laws

Summary

State regulators say Gov. Chris Gregoire is violating campaign finance law by
raising money for a congressional candidate.


OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State regulators say Gov. Chris Gregoire is violating
campaign finance law by raising money for a congressional candidate.

Gregoire's campaign committee sent out an e-mail Wednesday afternoon
endorsing Democrat Denny Heck for Congress in southwest Washington's 3rd
District.

The e-mail encourages donations to Heck, and includes links to the donation page on his Web site.

But state regulators say that's not allowed under state law, which bans state elected officials from most political fundraising for candidates during the legislative session.

Gregoire's campaign could not immediately be reached for comment. Heck's campaign didn't immediately return messages seeking comment

2 comments:

Lew Waters said...

Let's see. She's the former Attorney General and in her second term as governor, first term under very shaky circumstances.

Plus, she's a Democrat.

Okay, nothing to see here. Move along.

Wonder what she did to upset KOMO to even report on it?

Chris said...

Beyond her partisan affiliation, she did swear to uphold the laws of the state of Washington.

Looks like both parties are having problems with having candidates imposed on them by outside the district interests.