– Story highlights
* Annual election provocateur Glen Morgan again crosses boundaries,
* Morgan’s conservative PAC Conscience of Progressives sends deceptive mailers,
* A coalition has filed a formal complaint with the PDC,
* Mailers were sent in Thurston Commissioner race and other state contests,
* The Rachel Maddow Show (TRMS) covered The Seattle Times story tonight,
* McClatchy Newspapers’ sister paper The Olympian had a story, too,
* Thurston commissioner for re-election Bud Blake is intended beneficiary here,
* Blake condemned Morgan’s tactics on his FB post at 6am Oct. 22,
* Why so long when The Olympian published the story @ 5pm Oct. 20?
* This was not helpful to Blake nor the state of our county’s politics.
– “Groups file complaint over ‘misleading’ mailer in Thurston County commission race”
“A coalition has filed a complaint with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission over campaign mailers sent to voters in Thurston County and elsewhere in recent days, calling them a “blatant attempt to mislead voters.”
The mailers urge voters to write in the names of progressive officials and former candidates instead of voting for the Democrat on the ballot. They include the logos of groups that previously endorsed the proposed write-in candidates.
In Thurston County, the mailer suggested voters write in Port of Olympia Commissioner E.J. Zita for Thurston County Commissioner, instead of voting for Democrat Tye Menser,” by Abby Spegman, The Olympian.
*** This is the story referenced by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC’s TRMS tonight ***
– “‘Blatant voter suppression’? Conservative group’s mailer touches off furor in Washington’s 19th District”
“The campaign mailers recently sent out in at least two Washington’s state legislative districts look like a pitch to Democratic voters to elect a progressive candidate. But they come from a conservative political action committee [Glen Morgan’s Conscience of Progressives], and ask voters to write-in alternative candidates in close races that will help determine the margins of power in Olympia,” by Joseph O’Sullivan, Seattle Times staff reporter.