There have been a lot of accusations flying in 5th District politics this week, and another aisle-changing endorsement, as candidates vie for independent voters who they say are fed up with both parties.
Here's a rundown with links to the info here on Patch:
David Spring endorses Brad Toft for 5th District Senate
Democrat and candidate for the 5th District House Representative Pos. 2 David Spring endorsed Republican Senate candidate Brad Toft, sending out a press release accusing Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire of bribing former 5th District Senator Cheryl Pflug to abandon her bid for reelection just after the filing deadline. You can read his press release detailing his charges on his website here.
Brad Toft Claims Mark Mullet Orchestrated 5th District Push Poll
Toft's campaign sent an email to supporters late last week including an audio tape of a robo-call made to some voters in the 5th District, which appears to lead people to the conclusion that Toft is disreputable and asking them whether knowing this information they would vote for him.
Toft is facing more scrutiny this week, as the Associated Press investigates his published educational credentials, asserting that Toft had represented himself on his website as a graduate of Seattle Pacific University, though "Seattle Pacific University says Toft attended but did not graduate. His University of Washington "degree" was actually a certificate he received for completing a three-day seminar on finance in 2005, and Toft's name does not appear in the university's degree verification database." You can read the AP story here.
Tell us, do you think this year's 5th District Senate Race is especially heated, or is this politics as usual. Do you trust either party?