July 12th, 2010 5:33 pm | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

Kitzhaber and Teachers Union Playing Nicely Together


Former Gov. John Kitzhaber and the powerful Oregon Education Association are making nice again in Kitzhaber's run for his old job.

The teachers union announced today it's endorsing Kitzhaber in the general election, hardly a surprise given the OEA's support for Democratic candidates. But it's worthy of some note only because the OEA didn't endorse Kitzhaber last spring in the Democratic primary. Instead, the OEA endorsed Bill Bradbury's losing bid in the Democratic primary after Kitzhaber angered some teachers by saying he favors basing school funding on performance rather than enrollment.

The real question now becomes how much money the 47,000-member OEA will give to Kitzhaber, who's been trailing Republican Chris Dudley in fund-raising for the November general election.
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