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THE ANTI-WORKER MONEY BACKING RAMIRO VALDERRAMA (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 Ramiro Valderrama (R) for the State House in the 45th Legislative District (Kirkland, Duvall, Woodinville) — 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 45th Legislative District (Kirkland, Duvall, Woodinville) 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 $38,927 to get Ramiro Valderrama (R) elected to the State Legislature. They have invested $1,950 to get Roger Goodman (D) elected.


RAMIRO VALDERRAMA (R)

Candidate for State House, 45th Legislative District

 

$38,927 BEHIND VALDERRAMA 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 Ramiro Valderrama elected to the State Legislature.

Valderrama’s backers include:

  • $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.
  • $36,927 from the political fund called “Quality Communities Committee — 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 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


ROGER GOODMAN (D)

Candidate for State House45th Legislative District

 

$1,950 BEHIND GOODMAN 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 have invested $1,950 in Roger Goodman’s race for the State Legislature:

  • $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.

Note: Dollar amounts last updated 10/18/2016.

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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.