In January 1990, then-Gov. Neil Goldschmidt stunned Oregon with the announcement he would not seek a second term.
Democrat, was the golden boy of Oregon politics. He’d won electio
For a long time, the political ascent of Sam Adams seemed to have no ceiling.
Adams started as an
intern for then-Lane County Commissioner (now Congressman) Peter DeFazio
in 1984. He dropp
Incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber is on track for what could be a narrow victory over his Republican challenger, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) tonight.
Kitzhaber, a Democrat, leads Richardson 49 percent to 46 percent with more than half the votes counted.At 67, Kitzhaber becomes the first governor in Oregon elected to four terms. (He previously served from 1995 to 20...
When political campaigns try to win your vote, the truth often gets lost in the mail.
If you haven’t voted yet, you’ve brought this on yourself.
sophisticated campaigns of today know you haven’t sent in your ballot.
That’s why they’re flooding your mailbox with polit
A billionaire California environmentalist who is on track to spend more than $50 million of his fortune to help make climate change a major issue in the Nov. 4 elections could inadvertently trigger the re-start of the Columbia River Crossing project, a deal Oregon enviros have widely pa...More
Challenger gains ground after news about Kitzhaber's ethical issues
There's a flood of new money flowing into the the governor's race.
The Republican challenger, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), reported a slew of in-kind contributions from timber interests, including Rob Freres ($150,000); Lyons, Ore.-based Freres Timber ($100,000); Seneca Jones Timber ($135,000); and Seneca co-owner Kathy Jones-McCann ($...
Sometimes you could get the impression that Portland's job market is built around breweries, coffee shops and yoga studios. But in the election cycle it's become clear there's another pillar underlying the local economy: out-of-state special interests trying to influence Oregon elections.
Today's example: the mammoth $4.46 million check that Dupont Pioneer, an Iowa-based agri-business c...
Voters say they are moving from Kitzhaber to Richardson
New polling information released today by WW's news partner, KATU (Channel 2) television shows large numbers of voters saying they may shift from incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, to his Republican challenger, State R...
In his job as spokesman for the athletic departments at Northwestern University and then the University of Oregon (from 1976 to 1982) George Beres made a lot of statements about college athletics. But Beres, who says he's had more than 300 letters to the editor published in various publications, has rarely ...