October 20th, 2009 5:33 pm | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

Fun and Jerry: New Gubernatorial Candidate Delivers on One Promise ... His Ideas Aren't Boring (UPDATED)


Earlier this month, we exulted that the governor's race was finally getting a little spice. And early returns indicate our enthusiasm wasn't misplaced about the 2010 race at least getting more interesting.

Jerry Wilson, whose platform already has plenty of provocative ideas, has added a couple new ones. If elected governor, Wilson now proposes to ban both the sale of high fructose corn syrup and all genetically modified foods and crops from Oregon.

"I'm not going to mandate exercise because I can't enforce it," Wilson writes on his blog, "but I can stop the sale of products I'm convinced are dangerous and will do so immediately upon taking office.

To read more about Wilson and other new candidates in the governor's race or thinking about it, be sure to pick up tomorrow's WW.

UPDATE: Jeremy Wright, campaign manager for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Bradbury, notes after reading this post that Bradbury has caught the attention of the Corn Refiners Association with his remarks about high fructose corn syrup. While Bradbury hasn't called for an outright ban on high fructose corn syrup, he has promised to work with the state Legislature to ban vending machines in Oregon schools that sell the drinks laden with the syrup.
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