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Costco’s $22.5M for I-1183 is state record

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Oct. 20, 2011 at 3:39 am | No Comments »
October 20, 2011 9:13 am

Costco, the biggest force behind the push to privatize liquor sales in Washington, dumped another $8.9 million into the Initiative 1183 campaign Monday, according to new data on file at the state Public Disclosure Commission.

That donation, a new record, brings the company’s contributions to $22.5 million, including cash and in-kind help – which is also a record for a single ballot campaign. The fat contribution came on the final day that donations larger than $5,000 are allowed. I-1183 has raised $22.7 million from all sources.

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