News Rossi Resigns from Non-Profit
posted by September 26 at 7:58 AMon
Yesterday, The Spokesman-Review blog broke the story that Dino Rossi resigned as president of his controversial non-profit, Forward Washington.
FW was controversial because it appeared to be nothing more than a front group for Rossi’s pending run for Governor. “Nothing more than a front group” because FW raised money in undisclosed amounts from undisclosed donors to pay Rossi to go around the state delivering the same message he delivered during his 2004 campaign. The Democrats filed a complaint about FW with the Public Disclosure Commission. The PDC is currently conducting an investigation.
I didn’t see the story until late yesterday because I was busy getting today’s paper out, but Postman has already done some great reporting on it at his blog—getting some quotes from Rossi that add fuel to the fire over FW’s status.
The Democrats’ spokesman Kelly Steele issued this aggro statement on the news yesterday afternoon:
Once again, Dino Rossi believes the rules don’t apply to him. He has spent months illegally campaigning with his sleazy front group, and now he’s blaming others because he got caught.