Dennis Richardson Dodges Social Issues But His Votes, Fundraising Reveal His Views

Republican candidate for governor panned sex ed

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The Republican candidate for governor, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) has not had to answer many questions about social issues during this campaign. When abortion, gay rights or issues of equity come up in interviews or debates, Richardson hits the fast-forward button, giving some version of an answer such as "those issues are settled." At the KGW/Oregonian debate on Tuesday night, ...   More
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nepotism in Oregon Governor's Race: Dennis Richardson Paid His Wife to be Legislative Aide

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In his campaign for governor, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) has pounded Democratic incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber over the past 10 days for a series of ethical issues in Kitzhaber's office, most of them first reported in this paper.But Richardson's tax return shows he's got an ethical issue of his own: He's paid his wife, Cathy Richardson, to be his legislative assistant. For 2013, ...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber, Rep. Dennis Richardson Clash at City Club Debate

Kitzhaber rejects Richardson's call for a special prosecutor to investigate first lady Cylvia Hayes.

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Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and his Republican challenger, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), faced off in a tense debate today at the City Club of Portland. Moderator Dave Miller of Oregon Public Broadcasting, which carried the debate live, opened the event with a series of direct questions to Kitzhaber about the controversy swirling around Kitzhaber's fiancée, first lady Cylvia Hayes. Hayes ...   More
 
Friday, October 10, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Democrats File Election Complaint Against Dennis Richardson Campaign

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Democrats have filed an election complaint against state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for governor, alleging Richardson illegally traded a contribution for work from the campaign.The complaint stems from a $15,000 donation Richardson accepted this summer from The Strategy Group for Media, a Columbus, Ohio-based political consulting firm. About a month later, the ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Gov. John Kitzhaber and Rep. Dennis Richardson Face Questions on Ethics During TV Debate

Richardson slams Kitzhaber on role of adviser Patricia McCaig.

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The two leading candidates for Oregon governor faced questions today about ethics and whether they are giving the public a clear picture of their campaigns’ finances. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger, Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), appeared at a televised debate sponsored by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters this morning in Sunriver, and both were ...   More
 
Friday, September 26, 2014 WW Staff

Dennis Richardson Reports $200,000 Contribution

Eugene company pays for cryptic billboards

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State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) today reported a $200,000 in-kind contribution from Seneca Sustainable Energy, a Eugene-based operator of a cogeneration plant that burns wood waste. That donation dwarfs all previous contributions the Republican gubernatorial candidate has reported.Richardson has now raised $1.19 million since he began campaigning and has $374,000 on hand. His opponent, ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

New Dennis Richardson Ad Aimed at Gov. John Kitzhaber's Base

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Dennis Richardson, the GOP candidate for governor, has a new ad out and it's aimed at the group that loves incumbent Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber the most—women voters. Polling shows that Kitzhaber's strongest support comes from well educated women, and particularly, young women. The new ad produced by state Rep. Richardson (R-Central Point) is short—just 15 seconds—but it makes a ...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Gov. John Kitzhaber Still Hold Big Leads

KATU poll shows little has changed so far in Oregon's big races

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A new poll commissioned by WW news partner KATU finds the two statewide Democratic incumbents facing re-election this year are holding steady with their sizable leads.U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley had as 19-point edge in the survey of 564 voters over his Republican opponent, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby. Merkley's lead, which the poll by SurveyUSA put at 52 percent to 33 percent, was essentially ...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 WW Staff

GOP Candidate for Governor Dennis Richardson Picks Up Out-of-State Checks

Unusual $15,000 contribution from Ohio political consultancy

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State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for Oregon governor, has struggled to raise money in his campaign to unseat incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat. Despite Kitzhaber's Cover Oregon-related woes—the state's insurance exchange crashed after the expenditure of $248 million—Richardson has less than $100,000 on hand, even though he's been campaigning for a ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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