Washington judge rejects increase of donor limit
OLYMPIA, Washington: Yesterday, Judge Ronald Leighton denied a request by Referendum 71 opponents to allow Family PAC to accept contributions of more than $5,000 and to be exempt from disclosing donor's names. According to Family PAC the state law was preventing the group from collecting last-minute political contributions. According to campaign finance laws in Washington, no contributions over $5,000 may be made during the 21-day period prior to the election. Family PAC calls the law a violation of free speech rights.
A full hearing date regarding the campaign finance challenge has not yet been set.