City Forward Seattle For Velazquez?
posted by October 19 at 13:15 PMon
Forward Seattle—the pro-business PAC that formed earlier this year and planned to spend more than $100,000 on behalf of city council candidate Venus Velazquez—has already spent just over $56,000 on polling and direct mail. The group’s latest disclosure report at the city, dated October 12, includes an additional $45,000 the group estimates it will spend on direct mail to support Velazquez in the future. Forward Seattle was widely believed to have picked Velazquez in large part because, as a new PAC, they wanted to come out of the gate with a winner. (Velazquez steamrolled opponent Bruce Harrell in the primary.) Will Velazquez’s recent DUI arrest lead them to withdraw their support? I have a call in to Forward Seattle spokesman Joe Quintana to find out.