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Campaign Confidential

WW gets city hall candidates to make public questionnaires used to win special-interest-group support.

If a candidate for mayor knocks on your door and asks for your vote, you probably won’t try to pin him or her down...   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

You Really, Really Like Me!

Brady’s and Smith’s social-media campaigns are friending voters. And @Hales? #Zzzzz.

Jefferson Smith, Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales hope you’ll “like” them. Brady also wants you to see pictures of her family and eavesdrop as she says “I love you” to her son. Smith weigh   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Fritz’s Labor Pains

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she is the champion of labor unions. So why have they abandoned her?

A union strike, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says, defined her commitment to public service long before she ran for office. She recalls...   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Big Checks and Balances

Charlie Hales leans on big donors, and a Portland developer plays two sides.

Political candidates like to say every vote counts. When it comes to campaign contributions, some people clearly have a louder voice than others. Last week, WW gave you an analysis of special-in   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

City Hall Bucks

Contributions in the mayor’s campaign have topped $1 million, and it’s becoming clear who’s paying for this race.

From speeches in swanky bars to parties with aerial dancers, Portland’s three leading mayoral candidates...   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Manual Dexterity

When Eileen Brady helped run New Seasons, the company equated unions with extremists.

Eileen Brady’s association with New Seasons Market has been the central narrative of her campaign for Portland mayor. It makes sense that she wants to identify herself with the grocery that call   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Extra Seasoning

Records raise questions about Eileen Brady’s New Seasons résumé.

Early this month, New Seasons Market announced plans to build its 13th store on a vacant lot in North Portland’s Eliot neighborhood.  That’s good news for the listless economy and the u   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Out Wu, In New

Our endorsement in the race for the 1st Congressional District. Election day is Jan. 31.

Few voters in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District will miss U.S. Rep. David Wu.  First elected in 1998, Wu resigned last August after exhibiting bizarre behavior and, ultimately, facing a   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 WW Staff

It’s All in the Game

Rob Cornilles’ pursuit of tax breaks and his shrinking company challenge his campaign image as a “Job Creator.”

Rob Cornilles hasn’t seen his campaign message that he’s a “job creator” go quite like he’d hoped.  Cornilles is the Republican nominee in the Jan. 31 special election to replace fo   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS
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