During the 21 days before the general election, no candidate for statewide office may accept aggregate contributions of more than $50,000 from any contributor eligible to give that amount. Similarly, candidates for other offices and political committees may not accept contributions totaling more than $5,000 from any eligible contributor during this three-week period. These limitations do not apply to contributions accepted from the state committee of either a major political party or a minor party.
The statutory language imposing the $5,000/$50,000 contribution limit has been interpreted by PDC to mean:
If an in-kind contribution is made twenty-two days or more before a general election and written notice of the in-kind contribution is in the possession of the recipient candidate or political committee twenty two or more days before the general election, the contribution is not subject to the respective $5,000/$50,000 last-minute contribution restriction.
An in-kind contribution in the form of personal services donated to a candidate or political committee for the duration of the twenty-one days before a general election is not subject to the respective $5,000/$50,000 last-minute contribution restriction provided that the recipient is given written notice of the total value of these personal services twenty-two or more days before the general election. RCW 42.17A.420.