Howard Dean may have inadvertently kick-started the re-election campaign of state Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose).
Johnson is often a swing vote in a Senate that Democrats control by a
County Chair Wants Answers: Speculation About Alleged Fraudster Intensifies
Clackamas County Chair Charlotte Lehan tonight called for an emergency meeting of that county's board of commissioners on Monday morning, the day before ballots for the Nov. 6 general election are to be counted. Lehan, who is locked in a tight re-election battle with challenger John Ludlow, took action after the state's top elections official, Secretary of State Kate Brown, ordered two outside monitors ...
We jumped the gun earlier this month, reporting that Metro Councilor Carl Hosticka was seeking the Democratic nomination in House District 37 (Tualatin, West Linn, Durham and Stafford). At the time, Hosticka—who represented Lane County in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994, part of that time as House Democratic majority leader—had merely filed an exploratory committee. Today, however, ...