Statement from the Washington REALTORS PAC

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

By Diane Hettrick

I was able to identify and contact the Governmental Affairs team from the Washington REALTORS PAC to ask them about the flyers being sent out under their name.

I had not been convinced the flyers actually came from the association.

However, they do. Here's the official statement from the Washington REALTORS PAC:


A portion of the flyer sent out by the
Washington REALTORS PAC
"The recent mail piece by Washington REALTORS PAC discusses a well-documented ethical lapse by Senator Chase. The story in The Seattle Times that we cited thoroughly documents Senator Chase’s conduct and stands on its own.

"We believe voters should and will consider all relevant facts as they choose who should represent them in the Senate.

"While we respect all members of the Senate, we note that Sen Chase’s own seatmates in the State House have endorsed her opponent, Democrat Jesse Solomon.

"Senator Chase’s own seatmates are joined by the Seattle Times, the Everett Herald and the Stranger.

"Washington REALTORS® is a bipartisan PAC that endorses both Democrats and Republicans based solely on candidates’ positions affecting affordable homeownership and thriving communities. 

"We have endorsed Democrat Jesse Salomon because we believe he is better prepared to lead on these issues."


3 comments:

Anonymous,  October 30, 2018 at 1:43 AM  

So basically, the "affordable" housing industrial complex, fanatical urbanists, and density cultists. The lesson here, give us our 12 year tax breaks, upzone, and displace people, or we'll smear you out of office with overblown nothingburgers!

Unknown October 30, 2018 at 4:06 AM  

Too bad Jesse Solomon accepted campaign money from Monsanto. That lost him my vote & many others.

Carin November 5, 2018 at 12:40 PM  

For Immediate Release:
Contact Carin Chase 425-610-8378
October 20, 2018

Jesse Salomon and his October Dirty Tricks

Edmonds, WA: Today, opponents of Senator Maralyn Chase showed how
much they want to remove a strong progressive woman from the
Washington Senate. Just like the fake campaign mailers against Jessa
Lewis, Erin Frasier, and Connie Fitzpatrick, right-wing groups will stop at
nothing to prevent highly capable women from serving in the legislature.
The mailer sent by the REALTORS PAC, who want to weaken
environmental protections, shows a lack of understanding of history and
campaign finance laws.
Despite the misleading headlines, no money ever changed hands and
there was never a violation of the rules of the Public Disclosure
Commission. No ethics charges have ever been filed against Senator
Chase.
In 2002, while running to retain her seat in the legislature, Maralyn Chase
asked her team about a donor who wanted to contribute more
than the maximum donation at the time. She was told there was no legal
way for that donor to make a contribution over the legal limit and the
matter was dropped, until one of her opponents told the Seattle Times
about Chase’s question.
Senator Chase is a strong advocate for increased transparency in
campaign finance. She believes in adopting a public financing model for
campaigns to limit the influence of big donors and independent
expenditures, and supports a constitutional amendment to overturn
Citizens United.
“Just like before, the opponents of Senator Chase are making hay out of
nothing,” said 32nd LD Democrats Chair Carin Chase. “They want
to remove a strong progressive with integrity from office and are
supporting a candidate who has received money from Monsanto,
AT&T, and the health insurance lobby. They don’t want to see the
progressive change that Maralyn stands for.”
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