News GOP Returns GOP Money
posted by August 9 at 15:53 PMon
I’ve been paying a lot of attention to Dino Rossi’s nonprofit group Forward Washington.
One batch of evidence includes all sorts of goodies about Forward Washington’s leadership: Members include an outspoken conservative; the chairman of a county GOP committee (as in Kittitas County); and a Discovery Institute board member—among other things.
So, here’s an interesting thing: Just four days after the Democrats filed their complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission alleging that Forward Washington was nothing more than a GOP committee organized to promote a Dino Rossi bid for governor, the Washington State Republican Party returned a $700 contribution from Mathew Manweller. Manweller is the aforementioned Chairman of the Kittitas County Republicans.
I have calls in to both Manweller and the Washington State GOP to find out why the $700 was returned. Could it be that the state Republicans where trying to downplay how actively and electorally partisan Forward Washington’s “nonpartisan” shop is?