A Good Day for Candidate John Kitzhaber: Updated

Top GOP funders write checks to Democratic incumbent


Gov. John Kitzhaber today recorded two contributions that should allow him to have a more relaxing summer.Kitzhaber, a Democrat seeking to become the first four-term governor in Oregon history, disclosed contributions of $25,000 from Karl "Rick" Miller, a founder of the Avamere Health Services, and $10,000 from Andrew Miller, the CEO of Stimson Lumber. (The two Millers are not related). Kitzhaber ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Politico: Andrew Miller Told Police Monica Wehby Was "Stalking" Him


Washington D.C. website Politico has dropped another surprise in the Republican primary for an Oregon U.S. Senate seat. The site released a 2013 police report detailing the disintegration of a relationship between candidate Monica Wehby and her biggest financial backer, timber baron Andrew Miller.The Portland Police report shows Miller accused Wehby—then his girlfriend—of "stalking" and "harassing" ...   More
Friday, May 16, 2014 AARON MESH

Both Sides of Portland Water Fight Pick Up $20,000 Checks

New water district donors include Andrew Miller and CH2M Hill


The war over the future government of Portland's water supply is getting even more money. Both sides of the campaign on Ballot Measure 26-156, which would remove Portland's water and environmental services bureaus from City Hall control, reported $20,000 contributions today.And both sides also got money from allies sure to inflame the other side.The "yes" campaign's patron is familiar: Siltronic, the ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AARON MESH

Two Major Oregon GOP Funders Form Federal PAC, Attack Jason Conger in the Republicans' US Senate Primary


The machinations in Oregon's hotly-contested GOP U.S. Senate primary are getting more and more interesting. On his blog, Oregon Oracle, Bruce McCain, a former top Multnomah County sheriff's official, tracks down a new federal political action committee formed to oppose state Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend), who is running against Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Monica Wehby. The two candidates are running ...   More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

GOP Group Forms to Support Marriage Equality

State's biggest Republican funder backs same-sex marriage


A group of high-profile Oregon Republicans has formed a Freedom Oregon, a political action committee that will support same-sex marriage. The group includes former U.S. Sen Bob Packwood; former Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer; former Oregon Secretary of State Norma Paulus and Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller, who individually and through his company has been the biggest political contributor ...   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

The King of Clackistan

Timber baron Andrew Miller wants to turn Oregon to the right. He’s starting the fight in Portland’s backyard.

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The rumble of raw logs bouncing through the sawmill’s machinery sounds like giants rolling strikes in a bowling alley. A metal lever thrusts...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 AARON MESH

Two More Business Leaders Join Sam Adams Recall

Two more business leaders have put their names—and presumably their wallets—behind the second attempt to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Last week, WW reported that former state Sen. Avel Gordly had agreed to be the spokeswoman and chief petitioner for the second recall campaign. Today, Gordly sent out an email seeking financial support for the campaign. That email (below) included the ...   More
Monday, October 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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