News Props to PI
The PI has two goodies this morning.
First, reporter Angela Galloway’s front page story links two companies that worked on Boston’s infamous “Big Dig” to Mayor Nickels’s tunnel campaign.* The firms, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Hatch MacDonald, gave $10K and $5K respectively. They funneled the money through the Washington Engineers PAC.
(*Judging from a naive Seattle Ethics and Elections (SEEC) ruling, there’s actually no campaign for the tunnel yet. And so, the SEEC let Nickels make a video using city resources to promote his tunnel.)
Anyway, the PI has a nice round up of the contributors to Nickels’s $80K “non-campaign.”
And as Dan already flagged, the other noteworthy item in this morning’s PI is its endorsement in the race for the state house rep in the 43rd. They give the nod to former Seattle city council member and Superior Court Judge Jim Street. Of the five other candidates in the race they only mention one other: Peter Steinbrueck aide, Stephanie Pure—calling her a “young activist with a bright political future.”
We agree that Street and Pure are standouts.
The Stranger Election Control Board conducted our own “Top 3 Primary.” After meeting with all six contenders for the 43rd house seat, we narrowed it down to Street, Pure, and gay rights activist/attorney Jamie Pedersen.
Our endorsements hit next week.