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.