Politics More Repubs for Reuven
posted by October 27 at 18:45 PMon
Reuven Carlyle, one of two Democrats running for state legislature from the 36th District (Queen Anne/Magnolia/Ballard), just received another independent expenditure of nearly $7,000 from another organization that primarily supports Republicans (more on Carlyle’s big-business donors here). This time, the expenditure is from a group calling itself Responsible Leadership 2008, funded primarily by the Washington Restaurant Association PAC (whose legislative priorities include fighting paid family leave and reducing the minimum wage); the Washington Bankers Association PAC (which primarily supports Republicans) ; the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington’s Big “I” PAC (a lobby group for the insurance industry); BUILD PAC, which represents the Associated General Contractors of Washington (a construction-industry group); the Washington Food Industry’s FOOD PAC (most recently in the local news for fighting Seattle’s 20-cent fee on disposable grocery bags); and Enterprise Washington (a business group that also funded another Carlyle mailing under the name “People for Jobs”). Responsible Leadership 2008 is supporting Republicans Bruce Dammeier (R-25), Glenn Anderson (R-5), Jay Rodne (R-5), Cheryl Pflug (R-5), Norma Smith (R-10), Barbara Bailey (R-10), and Steve Litzow (R-41), in addition to Carlyle and Democrats Bill Grant (D-16) and Tim Probst (D-17).
The expenditure paid, oddly, for an ad focusing on Carlyle’s environmental credentials:
Enterprise Washington’s People for Jobs, meanwhile, has reported its own (previously undisclosed) expenditure of $3,760 on Carlyle’s behalf—spent on an education-related email that declared Carlyle the candidate who would “improv[e] education to make our students a priority”.