State House Republicans’ campaign arm funded hard-hitting TV ads against two Democratic candidates running for open House seats — former state Rep. Dawn Morrell of Puyallup and University Place City Councilman Eric Choiniere – as primary voters were making their decisions.
The group spent $20,000 against Morrell and nearly $25,000 against Choiniere.
Both cruised through the primaries with little or no Democratic opposition. Now Morrell faces Republican Shelly Schlumpf in the Puyallup area and Choiniere is up against Republican Steve O’Ban in a district encircling Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Using a bit of Democrats’ branding against them, the group creating the ads calls itself Working …