Both the Times and PI have reviews of the issues surrounding Stephan's really off the wall blog post about Toby Nixon not running afoul of the legislaitive ethics rules.
Seattle Times: Free the press releases
Seattle PI: Deciphering ethics in the digital age
Both seem to center on the webiness of the issue, that you can't really fault someone for pointing to something on this big wide crazy web. On the other hand, It does seem wrong for a candidate to use the efforts of paid public servants to campaign.
He could just get someone to rewrite press releases if he's going to cut and paste them onto his website. But, that's just me.
Still can't figure out what this has to do with the Klan or the governor.