Amazon's US$1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

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Amazon's US$1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

Rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending revives chances for tax on big businesses.

Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year. Amazon poured a record US$1.5 million into a Super PAC run ...

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