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Labor groups stump for I-1634, funded by industry to fight soda taxes

September 6, 2018

KIRO 7 News,

Graham Johnson,

September 3, 2018-

I-1634 is bankrolled by the soda industry. The latest campaign finance report shows the yes campaign got $3.8 million dollars from Coca-Cola, $2.9 million from Pepsi and $1.2 million from Keurig Dr. Pepper, with total contributions of $8 million. By contrast, the no campaign so far lists contributions of $250 from a single donor, Victor Colman. “We have a David versus Goliath battle ahead of us,” Colman said. “We’re not going to be raising $8 million, to be sure. But we feel we have a very honest and truthful message about local control.”

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