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Amazon's $1.45M bid to shake up Seattle politics

Originally aired: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Category: News
Amazon took a million-dollar gamble this week, betting a last-minute cash infusion will help elect a new Seattle City Council despite the inevitable backlash to the contribution. It's a risky move that has already emboldened Amazon's biggest critics in Seattle government. Whether the bet will pay off at the polls remains to be seen. Also on this episode:  Andrew Yang’s Bing ding creates a debate of its own over Microsoft, Google and tech history An employee on Microsoft’s board? Shareholder proposal floats concept, board calls it ‘unnecessary’ Benioff: Amazon’s Seattle tax fight stoked tech industry opposition to S.F. homeless initiative Breach the Bubble: Meet a Former Democrat Turned Trump Voter