Politics 43rd District Race the Most Expensive in State History
Just noticed this in the P-I:
Collectively, Jamie Pedersen, Jim Street, Bill Sherman, Lynne Dodson, Dick Kelley, and Stephanie Pure — the six candidates vying for Seattle’s 43rd District House seat being vacated by Rep. Ed Murray — have raised more than $549,000.
That shatters the previous record set in 2000, when Republican Toby Nixon and Democrat Laura Ruderman raised more than $486,000 in the face off for the wealthy 45th District seat East of Lake Washington.
The P-I also points out that one of the 43rd District candidates could end up winning this primary-winner-takes-all contest next Tuesday with fewer than 5,000 votes. For those, like Pedersen and Street, who have raised upwards of $100K already, that scenario works out to around $20 a vote.