State campaign-finance regulators say that a financial arm of the politically potent Building Industry Association of Washington has committed "apparent multiple violations" of state campaign law.
At issue is $584,527 that BIAW received from member local builder associations for use by BIAW's ChangePAC, which is helping to buy attack ads against Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and to promote Republican Dino Rossi.
The state Public Disclosure Commission compiled a 138-page investigative report on the activity. That report goes to the commission's five citizen members Monday morning, and it's unclear whether the PDC or Attorney General's Office will take the case from here — or what kinds of penalties might be sought or imposed.
Either agency could seek to impose fines, said PDC spokeswoman Lori Anderson. A similar complaint against the Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties also goes before the commission.
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