Remember, you read it on HA first:
The Washington Association of Realtors is in trouble again with state campaign watchdogs — and this time Dino Rossi and state Attorney General Rob McKenna are implicated.
The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) staff filed a complaint last week alleging the Realtors group illegally coordinated campaign spending with unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial candidate Rossi and McKenna, a Republican incumbent who won re-election last month.
The complaint also says the Realtors group did not properly report expenditures on brochures during the last three weeks of this year’s race for governor.
Almost $1 million in campaign spending is at issue in the complaint.
It took a few days, but both the Seattle Times and the Olympian report today on this latest Republican campaign finance scandal, and it looks like it’s making it onto the AP as well. But so far they seem to have glossed over the real news here, the apparent complicity of Attorney General Rob McKenna.
If McKenna is as savvy a politician as we all think he is, he’d be wise to call for an independent prosecutor before others do.