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Monday, December 17, 2012

Murray's Mayoral Campaign Cleans Up the $$$

Posted by on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Ed Murray, the state senator from Seattle, picked up a stunning $122,776 from more than 475 contributors in just nine days of his run for mayor, his campaign reported this morning. As the legislative session approaches, Murray hit a fundraising freeze last Friday night that runs until the session ends—a penalty that doesn't apply to his competitors. (More on his campaign is here.) By collecting a parcel of dough now, Murray telegraphs his status as a formidable contender, who has now announced raising more than others in the race. Incumbent mayor Mike McGinn reported roughly $95,000 as of the end of November, real-estate broker Charlie Staadecker reported $58,000, and Council Member Tim Burgess had reported $26,000.


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With all the turmoil now going on in the State Senate -- coping with the turncoat Democrats joining the Republican caucus, I can't see how Murray can be both an effective leader for the Democratic minority and also a candidate for Seattle's highest office.

He should decide which he wants to be, and personally I vote for an effective, very effective Democratic leader in the State Senate.
Posted by Citizen R on December 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM · Report this
How can I volunteer to be a cog in that machine? Oh yeah, here's how I did it:
Posted by gloomy gus on December 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM · Report this

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