Seattle mayoral candidate is putting democracy through a stress test


Money in politics is booed, but we also vote for whoever has the most just about every time. Now one candidate is trying to get elected without the mother’s milk of politics.

At a recent cattle call for the Seattle mayoral candidates, it was clear what the least popular thing was.

Money. Sinful money.

The folks vying to run the city were asked if they’d taken campaign cash from any corporations, developers or donors who don’t live in the city. Most checked at least one of these boxes, and then proceeded to hem, haw and cop a plea to the crowd like the guilty before Judge Judy.

The top money-raiser, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan, got flat-out booed when she claimed she didn’t really know who donated to her $190,000 war chest.

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