Late yesterday, the Building Industry Association of Washington dumped another $4 million into the governor’s race, bringing their spending on behalf of Dino Rossi to an astounding $7 million. That’s $7 million from BIAW alone, apparently the largest such “independent” expenditure in state history.
This is a stunning, disturbing and potentially game changing development that will allow the BIAW to saturate the airwaves with vicious attack ads, quite possibly swinging this election to Rossi. And without that type of layout, the BIAW has clearly made the decision that a Governor Rossi would be well worth the price of any fines it will pay for its illegal activities.
Will our state’s editorialists express the appropriate outrage out this effort to deceitfully buy the governor’s mansion? Sadly, I’m guessing not.