Resolution Regarding Candidate Funding by the HDCC and SDCC
Whereas the House Democratic Campaign Committee (HDCC) has provided significant funding to candidates who have not been endorsed by any Democratic organization; and
Whereas this funding from the HDCC has on occasion been given to candidates without any Democratic organization endorsement who are running against candidates that have been endorsed by multiple Democratic organizations; and
Whereas the HDCC and the SDCC do not consult on a regular basis with the local parties regarding candidates and local support for those candidates; and
Whereas the HDCC’s mission is to provide grassroots, strategic, and monetary support in order to maintain a Democratic majority in the State Legislature;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Washington State Democratic Central Committee urges the HDCC and SDCC to consult with local parties prior to extending large amounts of money to a candidate and to seek information regarding Democratic endorsements of candidates on the race; and
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to both the HDCC and SDCC.
Submitted to the Washington State Progressive Caucus meeting of September 17, 2016 by Barb Olsen.
Disposition: Adopted, Sept. 17, 2016