The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which took $23 million from AIG to lobby for deregulation of the markets by the way, is running a one-week $156,000 TV spot supporting U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8) in his run against Darcy Burner.
The National Federation of Independent Business will begin a $219,000 pro-Reichert TV campaign the following week.
Burner got dinged in the Seattle Times last week for all the netroots money she’s getting ($400,000 in small donations). The implication, sorta like the implication of all the out-of-state Howard Dean supporters who gave Dean a bad name in Iowa for carpetbagging, being that Burner’s support isn’t tied to the 8th District.
What then is the implication of these Reichert buys by the Chamber and the NFIB? Has the other Washington come to bail him out?
In direct donations, Burner is beating Reichert $2.3 million to $1.8 million, according to OpenSecrets.org.