State Capitol for Sale?

The big money opposing workers rights in this year’s Washington State elections.

The more you know about the issues & interests backing a candidate, the more you know about what to expect from them.


A small number of anti-workers rights groups funded by chain restaurants & hotels, giant retailers and other likely suspects are opposing Initiative 1433, which would raise the minimum wage to $13.50/hour over four years and provide up to 7 days of paid sick and safe time to workers in Washington State.

They’re also investing big bucks in this year’s elections for State Legislature.

So Washington State voters are asking: what else might be on their agenda — and what candidates are they investing in?


TOTAL DOLLARS SPENT IN KEY LEGISLATIVE RACES
by opponents of Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage, and the political funds they back:

(so far) 

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The anti-worker money backing Lynda Wilson (17th Legislative District – Vancouver, Clark County)

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The anti-worker money backing Steve Litzow (41st Legislative District – Bellevue, Mercer Island)

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The anti-worker money backing Chad Magendanz (5th Legislative District – Issaquah, Carnation, Snoqualmie)

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The anti-worker money backing Steve O’Ban (28th Legislative District – Lakewood, Dupont, University Place)

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The anti-worker money backing Teri Hickel (30th Legislative District – Federal Way, Des Moines, Auburn)

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The anti-worker money backing Barbara Bailey (10th Legislative District – Stanwood, Whidbey Island, Camano Island)

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The anti-worker money backing Jesse Young (26th Legislative District – Bremerton, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor)

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The anti-worker money backing Linda Kochmar (30th Legislative District – Federal Way, Des Moines, Auburn)

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The anti-worker money backing Janice Huxford (44th Legislative District – Mill Creek, Snohomish, Lake Stevens)

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The anti-worker money backing Paul Graves (5th Legislative District – Issaquah, Carnation, Snoqualmie)

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The anti-worker money backing Jim Walsh (19th Legislative District – Aberdeen, Longview, Raymond)

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The anti-worker money backing Drew MacEwan (35th Legislative District – Shelton, Belfair)

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The anti-worker money backing Ramiro Valderrama (45th Legislative District – Kirkland, Duvall, Woodinville)

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The anti-worker money backing Jay Rodne (5th Legislative District – Issaquah, Carnation, Snoqualmie)

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The anti-worker money backing Dan Griffey (35th Legislative District – Shelton, Belfair)