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The Reporter’s Notebook’s Drew Atkins on Trump’s Money in Washington State

What is the Trump effect on fundraising for Republican candidates in Washington State? Is Trump a plus or a minus?

July 25, 2016 Managing Editor Drew Atkins talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about his reporting on the Trump financial donors in Washington State (Meet Trumps' Top Donors in Washington). Who are they? How do they really feel about the candidate? What prompted them to contribute to Trump’s presidential campaign? We also examine the Trump effect on fundraising for Republican candidates in Washington State. Is Trump a plus or a minus?


Enrique Cerna

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.

Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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Drew Atkins

Drew Atkins is the managing editor of His work has appeared in publications throughout the country, as well as Seattle Magazine, Seattle Weekly, Geekwire, InvestigateWest, Puget Sound Business Journal, and Seattle Business Magazine

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