Two 2012 Campaigns Still Carrying Big Debts


Two campaigns that spent big money last year remain deeply in the red, according to state filings. Portland mayoral candidate Eileen Brady finished third in the May primary, despite spending a record $1.4 million. Her campaign still owes $343,000, all in loans she made to her campaign.The other campaign carrying a big IOU, the Libraries Yes! committee, has a tougher task ahead. That committee went ...   More
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

How Did Your Neighborhood Vote? Portland's Mayoral Election Results Mapped


The final election results by precinct are out, so we've compiled them into a handy map. This is a pretty rough version—we'll have an interactive one with all the candidates and other fancy features in the next day or two—but this one shows which of the top three candidates won which precincts.Things to note: Charlie Hales won all of west Portland as well as the battle for the Kremlin—the ...   More
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

What Money Can’t Buy

Portland’s mayoral primary had something to teach everyone about Rose City politics.

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Fresh off his May 15 primary victory, mayoral candidate Charlie Hales fired most of his staff last week. As a gesture of...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

Brady Exits Mayor's Race

For a one-time frontrunner, a long painful night


Tuesday night's most elaborate campaign party had some of the most disappointed attendees. Mayoral candidate and businesswoman Eileen Brady strove for positivity as she conceded the race to her less well-funded opponents, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland)."It looks like Charlie and Jefferson are going to the runoff," Brady said to a few dozen supporters ...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 COREY PEIN

An Early Evening for Charlie Hales


At about 8:20 pm, mayoral front-runner Charlie Hales gave the only speech he would give all evening. His victory celebration in tonight's mayoral primary was much like the campaign he has run—low key and lacking in drama. He pledged to focus on nuts-and-bolts issues like access to pre-school and cleaning up the Willamette River."Let's finish this good work out of our love for Portland," Hales said. ...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Video: Who Would They Vote For?

Brady, Hales and Smith reveal who they'd vote for, other than themselves

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When the top three mayoral candidates came for their endorsement interview at WW, we asked them what candidate in the race they would vote for — if they couldn't vote for themselves. Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady gave us direct and surprising answers. Jefferson Smith.... well, you'll have to watch for yourself and see if you can figure out what his answer is. Watch more endorsement interviews:Measures ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 WW Editorial Stafff

Smith, Brady Fight Over Measures 66 and 67


No recent political issue polarized Oregonians more than Measures 66 and 67, the personal and corporate income tax increases voters approved in 2010. In the Portland mayoral race, the tax measures have been a point of contention between State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) and Eileen Brady. In 2009 and 2010, Brady served on the board of the Oregon Business Association, which lobbied hard to make ...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Video: The Mayoral Candidates On Independence


Last week, WW began posting clips from its endorsement interview with the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady. The first video showed the candidates offering their takes on the proposed Oregon Sustainability Center.The second had them respond to a tough question on campaign finance.Today's ...   More
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Corey Pein

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Sustainability Center

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Last week, the three leading mayoral candidates came to WW's office for a joint endorsement interview. Although the three—State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady—agree on many issues, one that provides some useful contrast is the proposed $62 million Oregon Sustainability Center. That project, a joint venture between the City ...   More
Monday, April 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Your Money's No Good Here! Mayoral Candidates On The Campaign Cash Chase


It's almost election time, which means WW's conference rooms have been busier than usual, with all the candidates coming for endorsement interviews.Last week, WW hosted the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady. (The other candidates on the ballot were interviewed separately.)Yesterday, we posted ...   More
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 COREY PEIN


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