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

THE ANTI-WORKER MONEY BACKING BARBARA BAILEY (R)

The more you know about who’s spending money to support a candidate, the more you know about what to expect from them.

Who’s backing Barbara Bailey (R) for the State Senate in the 10th Legislative District  (Stanwood, Whidbey Island, Camano Island) — and what’s their agenda?


The more you know about who’s spending money to support a candidate, the more you know about what to expect from them.

So voters in the 10th Legislative District (Stanwood, Whidbey Island, Camano Island) should know that the big business groups that are opposing Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and the political funds they back have invested $154,727 to get Barbara Bailey elected to the State Legislature.


BARBARA BAILEY (R)

Candidate for State Senate, 10th Legislative District

 

$154,727 BEHIND BAILEY FROM OPPONENTS OF INITIATIVE 1433 AND THE POLITICAL FUNDS THEY BACK.

The anti-workers rights groups that are opposing Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and the political funds they back are investing big bucks to get Barbara Bailey elected to the State Legislature.

Bailey’s backers include:

  • $1,000 from the Washington Retail Association, the lobby group for Walmart, Target, 7-11, and other national retail chains. They have officially opposed Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick days.
  • $2,000 from the Associated General Contractors, a lobby group for the commercial construction industry. They have officially opposed Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick days.
  • $1,950 from the Washington Bankers Association, the lobby group for big financial interests like Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. They have officially opposed Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick days.
  • $2,000 from the Washington Food Industry Association, a lobby group for the grocery industry. They have officially opposed Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick days.
  • $1,380 from the Washington Restaurant and Lodging Association, the lobby group for McDonald’s, Starbucks, Holiday Inn, and other chain hotels & restaurants. They have officially opposed Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick days.
  • $146,397 from the political fund called the “Good Government Leadership Council”— whose money comes from a group called the Leadership Council which exists to support Washington State Senate Republicans, who have opposed votes on raising the minimum wage. Their funding in turn comes from many of the same anti-worker rights groups that are opposing Initiative 1433.

    Note: Dollar amounts last updated 11/4/2016


ANGIE HOMOLA (D)

Candidate for State Senate10th Legislative District

 

$0 BEHIND HOMOLA FROM OPPONENTS OF INITIATIVE 1433 AND THE POLITICAL FUNDS THEY BACK.

The anti-workers rights groups that are opposing Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and the political funds they back have not invested in Angie Homola’s race for the State Legislature. 

WACapitolLegislativeBldg

What’s their agenda?

These anti-workers rights groups and the political funds they back wouldn’t just throw their money away, so you have to assume they’re only spending this much money if they have a good reason to support their favored candidate.

We don’t know what the candidate told these groups before securing their support, independent expenditures cannot be directly coordinated with candidates, and there’s no way for anyone to really be sure what any candidate will do if elected. But we do know that the state’s leading opponents of Initiative 1433 and the political funds they back have decided that this race is a good electoral investment for them.

Click through for more information about the groups opposing Initiative 1433 and the other anti-workers rights political funds spending big in this year’s elections.