Amazon makes big donations in Seattle City Council races
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is putting more than $1 million into Seattle's City Council races, new donations that boost its spending on politics in its hometown this year to $1.45 million. The Seattle Times reports the online retail giant has now spent on the Council races than any other business or union, and all of Amazon's company money has gone to a political-action committee (PAC) associated with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which has been buying direct-mail advertisements and paying door-to-door canvassers.