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Tim Eyman

Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 12:00 a.m. Pacific

Local Digest

Eyman seeks financial help

OLYMPIA Tax rebel Tim Eyman has written a letter asking his supporters for money to pay his bills.

"For the past few months, I have been spending my compensation from last year to pay the accounting and legal fees, taxes, and other expenses relating to the government complaint against me," Eyman wrote. "These legal bills and other expenses are escalating and my funds will soon be exhausted."

Earlier this year, Eyman admitted covertly taking money contributed for his initiative campaigns for his own use. The confession sparked an investigation by state campaign finance watchdogs and prompted him to shun the spotlight for months.

In the letter, Eyman said he waited to make the appeal until his latest initiative, I-776, had enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. "I must now deal with my enormous financial difficulties," he wrote. "I ask you to please help me."

I-776 would cut a local car-tab tax that helps finance Sound Transit.

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Best Wishes,,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, July 11, 2002


Oh I do, and the EyEman is going to have a hell of a time getting anyone to back him anymore. He doesn't even know what has to be cut when he forces certain taxes to be cut. I've seriously considered starting a few campaign petitions myself, stopping "Seattle" money from going over to pay for all of those microsoft playgrounds.

-- Cherri (whatever@who.cares), July 12, 2002.

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