Republicans Hoping Cinderella Slipper Fits Dudley at Rose Garden. UPDATE: Dudley Tell Backers, "There's No Doubt Which Way It's Going."


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Update, 11:25 pm: Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley, leading a tight race against Democrat John Kitzhaber, walked downstairs at the Rose Garden after 11 pm tonight to tell his supporters that final results would probably not be known until tomorrow. But he said those final results will show him the winner. "Sometimes good things just have to wait," Dudley declared to a throng ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 AARON MESH

Allen Alley Lines up Support to Take Over as Oregon Republican Party Chairman


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Now that Bob Tiernan has announced he's stepping down as chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, Allen Alley is announcing both his run to replace Tiernan and his list of key supporters. In addition to announcing Tiernan's support, Alley said this afternoon on the state GOP web site that U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, the only Republican in Oregon's seven-person congressional delegation, is backing ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 HANK STERN

Republicans Hoping Cinderella Slipper Fits Dudley at Rose Garden. UPDATE: Dudley Tell Backers, “There’s No Doubt Which Way It’s Going.”


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Update, 11:25 pm: Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley, leading a tight race against Democrat John Kitzhaber, walked downstairs at the Rose Garden after 11 pm tonight to tell his supporters that final results would probably not be known until tomorrow. But he said those final results will show him the winner. “Sometimes good things just have to wait,” Dudley declared to a throng ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 AARON MESH

Legislature Heats Up ... With Bob Tiernan's Help


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Judy Hall has worked in the Oregon Senate Secretary's office for 28 years but she says until Jan. 30, she'd never seen a conflict-of-interest complaint filed against a senator. "I like to think the Senate is a pretty civil place to work," says Hall, who became the Senate's secretary, or top administrator, in 1994. "This is the first complaint I remember seeing." But last Friday, Bob Tiernan, ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon GOP Files Ethics Complaints Against Dems on Tax Vote (Updated with Hunt Comment)


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Oregon Republican Party chairman Bob Tiernan today filed ethics complaints against House Speaker Dave Hunt (D-Gladstone) and Ways and Means co-chairman Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), alleging that the two engaged in "vote buying" to ensure passage of a state income tax increase Tuesday for wealthier Oregonians. The Oregonian reported today that Democratic leaders offered Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) ...   More
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ethics Chief Dismisses Complaints Against House Dems


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State Ethics Commission director Ron Bersin quickly rejected complaints the Oregon Republican Party filed on Thursday against House Speaker Dave Hunt (PDF) (D-Gladstone) and Peter Buckley (PDF) (D-Ashland). In dismissing the complaints, Bersin wrote that neither complaint provided evidence that either Democrat had violated ORS. 244.010 — the law outlining the "public trust" that Oregon ...   More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Governor Signs Tax Hike Bills into Law; Fun Begins


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Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed two controversial tax increases today, setting in motion a process that will probably lead referrals of both measures to the January ballot. The bills — one of which raises the state's corporate income tax, the other increases the state income tax on the wealthiest Oregonians — have been on the governor's desk since the Legislature adjourned June 29. In ...   More
 
Monday, July 20, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

GOP's Tiernan Goes Ballistic On Two House Republicans


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Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bob "B-1" Tiernan has never been shy. But today he gave those who will gather in Seaside tomorrow for the Republicans' annual Dorchester conference something to chew on. Tiernan sent letters [PDF] to two longtime incumbent Oregon House members Greg Smith (R-Heppner, first elected in 2001) and Bob Jenson (R-Pendleton, first elected in 1997) warning them not to ...   More
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

GOP Chairman Files Elections Complaint Against Kitzhaber Supporter, Independent Party


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The once-obscure Independent Party of Oregon cannot stay out of the news. In recent weeks, Oregon's third largest political party (it now boasts more than 54,000 members) has been embroiled in a flap over requests that candidates seeking the Independents' endorsement also contribute to the party. While that controversy may have cooled, Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bob Tiernan has now turned ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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