In this photo taken Sept. 14, 2016, Steve McLaughlin, Republican candidate for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, speaks at the Association of Washington Business Policy Summit in Cle Elum, Wash. McLaughlin is facing Democrat Hilary Franz in the November election to replace Democrat Peter Goldmark, who is not seeking a third term. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
In this photo taken Sept. 14, 2016, Steve McLaughlin, Republican candidate for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, speaks at the Association of Washington Business Policy Summit in Cle Elum, Wash. McLaughlin is facing Democrat Hilary Franz in the November election to replace Democrat Peter Goldmark, who is not seeking a third term. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Elaine Thompson AP
In this photo taken Sept. 14, 2016, Steve McLaughlin, Republican candidate for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, speaks at the Association of Washington Business Policy Summit in Cle Elum, Wash. McLaughlin is facing Democrat Hilary Franz in the November election to replace Democrat Peter Goldmark, who is not seeking a third term. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Elaine Thompson AP

State Republican Party ups the ante in commissioner of public lands ad wars

November 03, 2016 10:58 AM