Dow Constantine, progressive candidate for King County executive, has a political ad that draws a connection between his conservative opponent, Susan Hutchison, and a group that "doesn't believe in global warming." The ad, here

Dow Constantine, progressive candidate for King County executive, has a political ad that draws a connection between his conservative opponent, Susan Hutchison, and a group that “doesn’t believe in global warming.” The ad, here

doesn’t name the group, but it’s the Washington Policy Center, the Seattle-based free-market think tank. And the environmental director of that group, Todd Myers, says the characterization is not true. Indeed, it came from an article in the Seattle Weekly, and the Weekly has corrected it. Myers has asked the Constantine campaign to stop using the ad, and it won’t. To support his position as a global warming believer, he cites pieces he’s written pieces for the Times opinion pages, here, and here, advocating a carbon tax.