Former Seattle Talker Bids To Head State GOP, Deals With Disclosure Violations By Former Group
January 19, 2011 at 5:33 PM (PT)
Former FISHER Talk KVI-A/SEATTLE host KIRBY WILBUR is making news in WASHINGTON state, where he is bidding to be the next leader of the state's Republican Party while responding to allegations that his AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY WASHINGTON group violated election laws.
The TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE reports that WILBUR's group, the WASHINGTON state chapter of KARL ROVE's national organization, waited too long to file its contributions and expenditures report, and WILBUR, who is no longer with the group, agrees, saying that he had believed that the group had complied with state election laws in filing its report on NOVEMBER 10th, after the election and after complaints had been filed, and that he had consulted with a D.C. attorney on the report, but that after hearing NEWS TRIBUNE reporter PETER CALLAGHAN's reading of the applicable law, he believes that his group did not comply. "If I screwed up, I screwed up," WILBUR told CALLAGHAN. "It wasn't deliberate. I'm willing to do what we need to do to rectify that."
WILBUR is a nominee for Chairman of the WASHINGTON State Republican Party, with the party's election to be held SATURDAY (1/22).