Via the Seattle Pi:

Two big beverage distributors have given $1.4 million to Initiative 1105, one of two measures seeking to privatize liquor sales in Washington state.

The other effort - I-1100 - turned in 396,000 signatures to the state last week. I-1100 is backed by Costco, which has contributed $735,000.

Both initiatives continue to gather steam, despite the fact that they might cost the state more money than they'd make and claims that they'd turn Washington teenagers into drooling booze hounds.