Tuesday, May 22, 2012

AP: "Hints of impropriety in McKenna’s files Election: Documents suggest work on King Council campaigns"

"Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna works the room before delivering the keynote speech at the annual Lincoln Day dinner at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Saturday" (March 17, 2012).

 Mike Baker (AP):
Using a fax machine and letterhead from the King County Council in April 2002, the office of then-Councilman Rob McKenna sent off an invitation to the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. McKenna, listed as the sender on both the fax cover page and underlying note, requested on behalf of the Washington State Republican Party that the Cabinet leader speak at the party’s annual convention. It was a political memo that might have placed McKenna’s office afoul of state or county ethics laws, which bar the use of government facilities for “personal convenience” and political campaigns. MORE...
Howie P.S.: How come I'm not surprised about this? The dude's an attorney but I guess he forgot to read the law.

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