Leery of running afoul of campaign-finance rules, organizers of a series of real estate seminars featuring Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi canceled the final one this week.
Rossi had been mocked by Democrats for participating in the seminars, which included advice on buying waterfront homes at foreclosure auctions.
Some observers had questioned why Rossi continued to give the talks after declaring for the Senate race. Rossi said he was merely honoring a contract signed last year before he knew he was running.
But the publicity finally spooked the seminar organizers, who decided to call off a final Rossi seminar in Bellevue.