Contribution Roundup

By Erica C. Barnett October 17, 2009

A few notable contributions in local races that may have slipped through the cracks in the past few days:

• Venus Velazquez, whose 2007 bid for city council was derailed by a drunk-driving charge just weeks before the election (Bruce Harrell won), gave $350 to incumbent Nick Licata.

• Former Republican U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton  gave $100 to Joe Mallahan.

The Stranger gave free ad space to Pete Holmes and Mike McGinn valued at $128 and $196, respectively.

• NARAL Pro-Choice Washington donated its membership list to Mike O'Brien, whom they've endorsed—an unusual move for NARAL, which doesn't usually endorse in local races. NARAL is supporting O'Brien because his opponent, Robert Rosencrantz, supports restrictions on choice.

• Tim Burgess and his wife Joleen gave City Attorney Tom Carr a $776 in-kind contribution of food from Safeway for a 9/11 fundraiser.
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