(*At least according to readily available campaign finance records.)
The latest campaign contribution filings by Tacoma mayoral candidates Marilyn Strickland and Jim Merritt show that collectively, the candidates have broken the $290,000 mark heading into Election Day.
Specifically, Strickland has garnered $146,237.38 ($118k in cash, $99k spent) to Merritt’s $144,250.96 ($118k cash, $126k spent).
The figures could mean that this is the most expensive Tacoma mayoral race in city history.
I say “could” because campaign finance records on the Public Disclosure Commission‘s Web site only go back to 2001. Detailed campaign contribution reports of any race prior to that consist of paper records that are archived by the Olympia-based commission.
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