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Foes of food-labeling I-522 set funding record

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First, it smashed the record for fundraising by a campaign opposing a statewide ballot measure.

Now, the No on I-522 Committee holds the title for most money raised by any initiative campaign in Washington state history, period.

Bankrolled by out-of-state biochemical giants and food-industry heavyweights, the campaign to defeat food-labeling Initiative 522 broke the $21.4 million mark in total contributions on Saturday, the latest campaign-finance records show.

The state’s old record— set in 2011 by Costco-backed supporters of the liquor…

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