campaign advertising Vindicated By Supreme Court, Lawyer With Criminal Past Now Finds She's Campaign Fodder By Austin Jenkins • Jul 17, 2018 Seattle University School of Law Listen Listening... / 1:28 The past eight months have been a whirlwind of victories for Tarra Simmons—an honors law school graduate with a criminal past. Unraveling Who's Behind Those Negative Ads On TV In Washington By Austin Jenkins • Nov 1, 2016 The New Direction PAC Listen Listening... / 1:05 Negative ads work. That’s why political campaigns air them. But these days figuring out who’s funding them can be like unraveling a mystery. And to follow the money you have to unpack and keeping unpacking the PACS. Negative Ad Spending Unleashed In Washington As Election Nears By Austin Jenkins • Oct 12, 2016 Listen Listening... / 1:03 The floodgates have opened on negative campaign spending in Washington state. Just since October 1, more than $800,000 has been spent -- mostly to defeat candidates for the state legislature. Big Money Still Flows Into TV Ads Despite Shifting Media Landscape By Chris Lehman • Oct 31, 2014 Listen Listening... / 0:59 This has been a record-setting year in Oregon when it comes to election spending.