Campaign Finance http://www.kplu.org en Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33 Million So Far http://www.kplu.org/post/washingtons-mid-term-elections-draw-more-nearly-33-million-so-far <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159670473&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe><p>Washington’s Aug. 5 primary is now less than a month away. It’s a mid-term election year with no statewide offices on the ballot. Even so, nearly $33 million have already been contributed to campaigns.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:52:26 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17821 at http://www.kplu.org Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33 Million So Far Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race http://www.kplu.org/post/round-two-begins-seattle-mayoral-election-money-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the Seattle mayoral race has been narrowed down, Ed Murray and Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will begin their next wave of fundraising, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting money race.</span></p><p>State Sen. Ed Murray won the primary and has so far won the race for campaign dollars. According to the state Public Disclosure Commission, Murray’s raised about $140,000 more than McGinn. And as of the most recent filings, Murray still had five times as much money in his coffers than the mayor.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:40:54 +0000 Ashley Gross 9558 at http://www.kplu.org Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls for a boycott on campaign contributions http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-calls-boycott-campaign-contributions <p>Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants some change in Washington D.C. and the best way to get it, he says, is by boycotting donations to political campaigns. <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2011/08/15/2015919509.pdf" target="_blank">In an open letter sent to Starbucks on Monday</a>, he urged other company heads to withholding campaign contribution until President Obama and Congress solve the nation&rsquo;s financial woes. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:03:49 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2328 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls for a boycott on campaign contributions