Democratic Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.) has both given money to and received money from Seattle mayor Ed Murray, a fellow Democrat (no relation) who announced his resignation on Tuesday after a fifth allegation of child sex abuse.
The mayor, in office since 2014, agreed to resign on Tuesday after months of bombshell findings, including that an Oregon Child Protective Services investigator found in 1984 that he sexually abused his foster son. Hours before his resignation, a cousin said he was repeatedly molested by Murray as a teenager when they shared a room in the 1970s. Murray was in his twenties when his cousin says he abused him.
Sen. Murray, yet to comment on the mayor’s resignation, helped put him in office, contributing the maximum allowed $700 to his 2013 mayoral campaign through her leadership PAC, according to local campaign finance records.
The contributions went in both directions.
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