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THE ANTI-WORKER MONEY BACKING paul graves (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 Paul Graves (R) for the State House in the 5th Legislative District  (Bremerton, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor) — 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 5th Legislative District (Issaquah, Carnation, Snoqualmie) should know that the same anti-worker groups that are opposing Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and the political funds they back have invested $105,381 to get Paul Graves elected to the State Legislature.


PAUL GRAVES (R)

Candidate for State House (Position 2), 5th Legislative District

 

$105,381 BEHIND GRAVES 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 Paul Graves elected to the State Legislature.

Graves’s backers include:

  • $2,000 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.
  • $1,000 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.
  • $2,000 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.
  • $96,381 from the political fund called “Community Progress” — whose money comes from a group called The Reagan Fund which exists to support Washington State House Republicans, who have opposed raising the minimum wage. Their funding comes in turn from many of the same anti-worker rights groups that are opposing Initiative 1433.

    Note: Dollar amounts last updated 11/4/2016


DARCY BURNER (D)

Candidate for State House (Position 2)5th Legislative District

 

$0 BEHIND BURNER 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 Darcy Burner’s race for the State Legislature. 

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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.