Non-Partisan Primary Measure Attracts Big Checks


Big donors are piling cash into the campaign to support Measure 90, the November ballot measure that would end Oregon's partisan primary system.Filings with the elections division show new contributions from Associated Oregon Industries ($50,000), Portland insurer The Standard ($25,000), Portland property magnate Greg Goodman ($15,000) and Harsch Investment Group, the Schnitzer family's property investment ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Election 2010: Former Gov. Barbara Roberts To Introduce Bradbury

As reported last week, former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has hired a campaign manager. So it seems pretty certain that when former Gov. Barbara Roberts (below) introduces Bradbury next week, Bradbury will be announcing officially that he is a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for governor. Unofficially, Bradbury has been running for months, as evidenced by his raising and ...   More
Thursday, September 10, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bill Bradbury Officially Announces Candidacy for Governor's Race

Former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury formally kicked off his 2010 campaign for governor this morning, announcing his candidacy in a 22-minute press conference held at the Portland Community College-Sylvania campus. He was introduced by former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts, who served in the position from 1990 to 1994 before fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber replaced her. “It's time to ...   More
Thursday, September 17, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

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 ...   More
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 HANK STERN

Al Gore To Campaign in Oregon For Bill Bradbury

Bill Bradbury, who's running in the 2010 Democratic primary for governor, has gotten a party heavyweight in his corner for a fund-raiser. Bradbury's campaign announced this afternoon that former Vice President Al Gore will appear in Portland on Nov. 19 with Bradbury at what the campaign is billing as "A conversation with Climate Change Pioneers." Gore also will have been in town the night before ...   More
Thursday, November 5, 2009 HANK STERN

Al Gore, John Kitzhaber and Not-So-Ancient History

Yesterday, I wrote how former Vice President Al Gore will do a fund-raiser in Oregon for Bill Bradbury, who's running in the Democratic gubernatorial primary next year along with ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber and former Hewlett-Packard exec Steve Shields. The Bradbury-Gore connection makes sense because Bradbury has been one of the folks who's traveled around to highlight Gore's warnings about global ...   More
Friday, November 6, 2009 HANK STERN

Notable Campaign Contributions In The Oregon Governor's Race

As we return from Thanksgiving weekend, a visit to the Oregon election division's web site turns up a coupla leftovers in the 2010 governor's race worth noting from the month of November. Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber collected $1,200 from NW Natural exec Gregg Kantor (Neil Goldschmidt's former press secretary) for his run in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. And former Oregon Secretary of State ...   More
Monday, November 30, 2009 HANK STERN

PETA Vs. Al Gore!! Coming To Portland!!!

Veep, or veg? Just ahead of Al Gore's stop this week in Portland, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has challenged the former vice president to back his green talk by giving up meat. At Gore's book discussion Wednesday night at Keller Auditorium, PETA warns that the former vice president will be faced down by a "nearly naked 'Mother Earth' " and PETA supporters holding signs that ...   More
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

About Last Night: Some Winners, Losers and Notable Absences

The 53 percent to 47 percent margin by which Oregonians approved Measures 66 and 67 surprised even those responsible for crafting the campaign that convinced voters to raise personal and corporate income taxes during a deep recession. "I was nervous," says Kevin Looper, the campaign manager for the tax hike proponents. Here are a few other observations about last night: 1. Notable Absences: ...   More
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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