Election Fallout: Cogen's Choice to Run Against Adams Now More Difficult


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Anyone handicapping the 2012 Portland mayor's race—as we did in our print edition this week—should note one down-ballot result from the just-concluded 2010 election that could play a crucial role in one potential candidate's decision to run. Multnomah County voters soundly defeated Measure 26-110, with 62 percent voting against it. If that proposed change to the county charter had ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

The Wu Clan: Potential Baggage for Congressman's Republican Rivals


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We reported this week on the 2010 congressional race for the seat held by six-term U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.). As noted in the story, Wu has a few skeletons rattling around, including his 2004 admission of “inexcusable behavior” in an alleged sexual assault on a college girlfriend in 1976. Not to mention his famous Klingon speech. But our research revealed that Wu's two most ...   More
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

It's on! Blumenauer Hits Back During WW Endorsement Interview (With Video)


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WW's endorsement interview Thursday with the candidates for the Third Congressional District inspired a heated exchange between two of the hopefuls. The fireworks started when Jeff Lawrence, an Intel exec running on the Libertarian and Independent tickets, got under the skin of the incumbent, Democrat Earl Blumenauer. Blumenauer is known to have a prickly personality, but when confronted ...   More
 
Friday, September 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

A One-Man Show: Kitzhaber at City Club


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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber shared the stage this afternoon with an empty lectern after Republican Chris Dudley declined to appear in a candidate forum sponsored by the City Club of Portland. The empty podium left on stage by City Club wasn't the only dig at Dudley for being a no-show at the event in the downtown Governor Hotel. KGW anchor Russ Lewis, the forum's "moderator" ...   More
 
Friday, October 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

A Public Campaign Finance Expert's Views on Portland's Program and "Shape Shifters"


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Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig told Portland voters today they have an opportunity in the Nov. 2 election to continue making a difference in election reform. Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, came to Portland State University this rainy Thursday afternoon at the invitation of supporters of city initiative 26-108. Lessig talked about the benefits of publicly ...   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Jacob Pierce

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