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Election 2012
4:41 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Once brash Washington Home Builders now behind the scenes

Before the recession, the Building Industry Association of Washington had a reputation for reputation for not pulling any punches. Photo by Steven Lee via Flickr

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 4:51 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The airwaves in Washington are chock-a-block with campaign ads. But one group’s missing from the fray despite its reputation for not pulling any punches. We’re talking about Washington home builders.

In June of 2008, a political action committee funded by the Building Industry Association of Washington hit the airwaves with this attack ad.

BIAW Ad: “Governor Gregoire signed the largest gas tax increase in state history.”

The “It’s Time for a Change” PAC would go on to spend more than $7 million in 2008. Even so, Gregoire won a second term.

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