November 3rd, 2009 5:33 pm | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

Trail Mix From The Oregon Governor's Race


While we wait for tonight's election results from Referendum 71 and the Vancouver mayor's race in Washington, we surfed around to see what's new in the Oregon governor's race for next year.

Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber, running in the 2010 Democratic primary for his old job, picked up a $1,000 donation last week from Earth Day organizer founder and noted environmentalist Denis Hayes. Kitzhaber also got another $1,000 from Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard (as first reported by Eugene's Register-Guard.)

Other big-bucks donations in the last month to Kitzhaber included $10,000 apiece from Oregon Medical Association's PAC, the United Food & Commercial Workers and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

CORRECTION: The original post incorrectly reported the date of Lim's $1,000 contribution from Philip Morris. The contribution came in October 2008. On the Republican side, former state legislator John Lim picked up $1,000 last week from tobacco's Philip Morris in his GOP gubernatorial primary bid

Meantime, ex-Trail Blazer Chris Dudley has gone as far as creating a web site and campaign committee for a possible run in the Republican primary (as first noted by The Oregonian's Jeff Mapes)

Now back to waiting on the Washington election results.
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