Politics Leave the Stranger, Become Rich!
posted by June 14 at 14:57 PMon
A little more follow-up on the Primary Primer in this week’s paper: My favorite tidbit in the round-up was this news regarding Seattle City Council Member Tom Rasmussen— “Notable endorsement: Former Stranger scribe Sandeep Kaushik!”
Turns out that Kaushik, former pauper (and boyfriend to SNL’s Laraine Newman, btw), not only endorsed Rasmussen—he donated $50. Doesn’t sound like much? Okay, but he also donated $50 to David Della, $62.50 to incumbent Port Commissioner Alec Fisken, $50 to Mayor Greg Nickels, and $150 to KC Council Member Dow Constantine.
Still doesn’t sound like much? Okay, check this: Since he escaped poverty and started working in politics in 2005, Kaushik and his family have donated $3,437.50 to local candidates.
$50 to David Della? Weren’t you running the anti-rebuild campaign, Sandeep?