campaign advertising

Seattle University School of Law

The past eight months have been a whirlwind of victories for Tarra Simmons—an honors law school graduate with a criminal past.

The New Direction PAC

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.

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.

This has been a record-setting year in Oregon when it comes to election spending.