What better way to kill a few minutes if you're stuck at work this Christmas Eve than to head over to ORESTAR
and check the state campaign finance website for who's been getting campaign donations Christmas week?
Today's visit turns up Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, who's up for re-election in 2010, collecting some significant donations for his campaign.
Among the $1,000 donors of note: The Zidell Companies
, which has been in the news lately for its proposed cleanup along the Willamette;
and hotelier Gordon Sondland
. who helped
Fish and the Washington Park Summer Festival earlier this year.
On Fish's list of $500 contributors recorded this week: Barry Schlesinger
, who's got a big parking contract coming up
at City Hall; the political action committee for former state Treasurer Randall Edwards
; and Harsch Investment Properties
, owned by Harold, Arlene and Jordan Schnitzer.