Effort to recall Seattle Councilmember Sawant draws interest outside the city

Public records show that the Kshama Solidarity Campaign has raised close to $850,000, with 54% of donations coming from outside city limits.

SEATTLE — It will be an unusual election by Seattle standards, with a single issue, in a single district of the city. 

But the ‘Recall Sawant’ effort clearly has people interested outside the city limits, based on fundraising totals, and has ramped up the rhetoric in recent days.  

The vote, on Dec. 7, will be the culmination of an almost year-and-a-half effort to unseat Sawant, an unabashed socialist who stands accused of violating her oath of office with three certified charges

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