It's not what you're thinking.
As Mayor Sam Adams prepares for this evening's reception with the Oregon Mayors Association,
he faces a new threat from almost 2,000 miles away.
Down in Houston, Texas, City Controller Annise Parker
is a strong contender
in the race
to replace term-limited Mayor Bill White.
Parker is a lesbian. And if Texans elect her in November, Houston will become the largest American city ever to elect an openly LBGT mayor,
a distinction currently held by none other than Portland, Ore. Houston is the fourth largest city in America. Portland? A mere No. 29.
Photo of Annise Parker from her campaign website