2008 Dino Rossi Violates Navy Policy
posted by June 6 at 15:25 PMon
According to the Whidbey [Island] News Times, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi held a campaign appearance at the Whidbey Naval Air Stationís CPO Club, in violation of US Navy policy. A naval spokeswoman quoted in the story says the appearance, sponsored by the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors, violated the “restriction on holding political events on government property.”
This is hardly the first time Rossi has engaged in questionable campaign activities. Last year, the Washington State Democrats filed a complaint against Rossi for funneling campaign contributions through his “nonpartisan think tank,” Forward Washington, calling it a shadow campaign organization. (In a divided opinion, the state Public Disclosure Commission voted 3-2 to dismiss the complaint.) And just last month, Rossi held a campaign luncheon with the Christian Men’s Business coalition—a nonprofit religious group prohibited by law from engaging in political activities.