2014-06-16 09:38:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Seattle, WA) -- A campaign-finance lawsuit filed by the Washington State Attorney General against the national Grocery Manufacturers Association will move forward. "The Olympian" reports a Thurston County judge has refused to dismiss the lawsuit as requested by the GMA, which spent nearly 22-million dollars in its campaign against a Washington initiative requiring labeling of genetically-modified foods. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Bob Ferguson accuses the GMA of violating campaign-finance laws by setting up a special fund to disguise the source of money spent to defeat the initiative. I-522 was narrowly defeated in a statewide vote.