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Published: Sunday, November 6, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

How the money flies in hotly contested election races

A lot of money is pouring into this election, with nearly $35 million raised in the battle over I-1183 alone. Here's a look at the numbers in four hot races.
Initiative 1183: Privatize liquor sales
YES on I-1183
Money raised: $22,738,206.48
Money spent: $13,582,780.94
Biggest contributor: Costco, $22,521,736
Biggest expenditure: Media, Target Enterprises, $8,638,000
NO on I-1183
Money raised: $12,112,999.61
Money spent: $10,610,252.16
Biggest contributor: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers, $9,399,000
Biggest expenditure: Media, Media Strategies and Research, $8,850,000
Initiative 1163: Long-term care workers
YES on I-1163
Money raised: $1,718,949.45
Money spent: $1,637,599.54
Biggest contributor: SEIU 775NW, $1,420,000
Biggest expenditure: Signature gathering,
PCI Consultants, $1,135,048
NO on I-1163
Money raised: $130,379.11
Money spent: $121,759.31
Biggest contributor: WA State Residential Care PAC, $76,500
Biggest expenditure: Media buys, Media Plus, $76,208
Initiative 1125: Revenue from tolls
Initiative 1125: Revenue from tolls
YES on I-1125
Money raised: $1,357,871.44
Money spent: $1,228,746.25
Biggest contributor: Kemper Freeman, $1,093,000
Biggest expenditure: Signature gathering,
Citizen Solutions, $1,081,000
NO on I-1125
Money raised: $2,448,655.66
Money spent: $2,397,981.11
Biggest contributor: Microsoft, $700,000
Biggest expenditure: Media, Media Strategies, $1,794,710
Snohomish County executive
AARON REARDON, DEMOCRAT, INCUMBENT
Money raised: $305,042.43
Money spent: $199,403.52
Biggest contributor: State Democratic Party, $5,000
Biggest expenditure: Broadcast advertising, Rowley Fletcher,
Tennessee, $85,407
MIKE HOPE, REPUBLICAN, CHALLENGER
Money raised: $171,439
Money spent: $140,444.73
Biggest contributor: State Republican Party, $16,750
Biggest expenditure: Advertising and consulting, Walker Media, Arizona, $68,520
For more: You can look up campaign fundraising details for all the election races at the state Public Disclosure Commission's website.
Story tags » Elections

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