Publicola: Questions about Constantine ad
The local politics site, Publicola, has a couple of particularily interesting posts today.
One is about that anti-Susan Hutchison ad being run by her opponent in the King County Executive’s race, Dow Constantine. Publicola reports that:
Greg Lane, head of the state public-affairs cable station TVW, released a statement today complaining that the Dow Constantine campaign violated the station’s copyright policy by using its footage in an anti-Susan Hutchison commercial. The footage showed Hutchison praising the Washington Policy Center, a conservative think tank, at its annual dinner; the commercial has also sparked claims by the WPC (eviscerated pretty thoroughly by The Seattle Times) that the Constantine camp was misrepresenting their positions on climate change, light rail, class sizes, and green jobs.
Also, the site reports that Seattle mayoral candidate Mike McGinn’s internal poll shows his race against Joe Mallahan to be neck-to-neck. That’s a departure from other polls.
McGinn is planning a series of town hall meetings this weekend to reach out to undeccided voters.