Seattle’s richest, whitest areas dominate campaign giving, say reform backers

White, wealthy owners of view homes fund political candidates in Seattle.

That’s according to a new study by the Sightline Institute. The progressive nonprofit think tank mapped contributions to candidates for mayor, City Council and city attorney for the 2013 election.

The main take-away from the study isn’t surprising — most people would guess that campaign donors skew rich, and it’s no secret that many affluent Seattle enclaves boast expensive views.

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