$500K in oil money, big bucks from Lyft, builders, Realtors fuel pro-business PAC network
Enterprise Washington and its subsidiary PACs target four tight state Senate races
Two big oil companies, Texas-based Phillips 66 and Tesoro, got the party started this spring with a combined $500,000. Other big corporate names followed: Lyft, Chevron, Walmart, Koch Industries, BNSF Railway and the tobacco giant Altria.
And there are homegrown players: Amazon, Puget Sound Energy, the Washington Association of Realtors, the Building Industry Association of Washington, the landlords at the Washington Affordable Housing Council. Meet the donors to the network of political action committees known — but not widely known — as Enterprise Washington.
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