I’m guessing HA regular Richard Pope isn’t the most popular Republican down at King County Republican Central Committee headquarters today, now that our local GOP has agreed to accept a $40,000 civil penalty for chronic and acute public disclosure violations during the 2006 election season. Check out the PDF of the KCRCC’s stipulation agreement with the state Public Disclosure Commission for yourself.
It’s a pretty stunning document, outlining dozens of late and incomplete contribution and expenditure reports… some of them as much as 275 days late. The King County Republicans’ brazen flouting of our campaign disclosure laws can only be chalked up to arrogance or incompetence. Or both. And they wonder why King County voters don’t seem to want to trust their party with running state and local government?