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PDC says it will defend campaign finance limit in court

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on July 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
July 20, 2011 3:21 pm

The citizen members of the state Public Disclosure Commission agreed unanimously today to go to court this week and challenge U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan’s recent decision that blocked enforcement of the state’s campaign finance limits in a Pierce County recall case.

At issue was the $800 limit on contributions to recall campaigns, and the Recall Dale Washington Committee trying to oust Pierce County’s assessor ran afoul of the PDC rule by accepting donated legal services for its campaign. Bryan issued his preliminary injunction last Friday in response to recall leader Robin Farris’ legal challenge to the limit.

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