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Byline: Alex Fryer
Oct. 26--Seattle Times Washington bureau Boeing executive Bob Watt delivered the news. Boeing is canceling a $2,500 payment to a Republican legislative campaign group after the group sent out fliers targeting lawmakers who voted to increase the gas tax last year.
The Leadership Council, one of the political-action committees of Senate Republicans, paid for mailers criticizing two Democrats who supported the nickel gas-tax increase.
Boeing and other large companies had lobbied for the tax increase as part of a package of measures aimed at fixing the state's transportation problems.
In an exchange with business executives …