LETTER: The most money wins


To the editor:

First, let me say I did not vote for either person that is advancing to the general election for City Council District 1.

As of Wednesday, the Seattle Times reported Shannon Braddock behind Lisa Herbold. This tells me I am not the only one uncomfortable with the Braddock campaign receiving (what I think of as big) infusion of cash from out of state people. She never explained it except in a vague way.

I realize in this day and age it is a standard operating procedure that he who has the most money wins but could we please keep it local?

If we have to have PACS and other organizations formed to back a politician or an issue (which apparently the nine Supremes think we do) could we pass a law that they have to reveal what they are buying and for how long?

From city to county to state to Congress this issue needs to be addressed.

Harriet Benjamin
West Seattle

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