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Democrats Launch Accusations at Dino Rossi

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Olympia, WA - Washington state Democrats are accusing Dino Rossi of using his non profit organization to pay himself.  They say the 2004 governor candidate, who is expected to challenge Gregoire again in the next election, payed himself 75,000 dollars from the Forward Washington Foundation.  They say some of that money is being used to fund his upcoming campaign.  The state public disclosure commission will review the 64-page complaint to see if there were any violations of campaign disclosure laws.

Many of you probably remember how close Rossi came to defeating Gregoire in the 2004 election, loosing by just 118 votes out of the 2.8 million ballots cast.  Rossi is calling the charge harassment.