Jesse Cornett Hosting $1,000-a-Head Reception for President Obama

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As first reported Tuesday by WW, President Barack Obama will visit Portland on July 24. Details of the campaign event are becoming clearer—and more expensive.The event will be a $1,000-a-head fundraising reception at the Oregon Convention Center. The time hasn't been announced, but some guests have been asked to RSVP to an unlikely host.It's Jesse Cornett, the Blue Oregon blog co-founder who, as ...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Former City Council Candidate To Close Bar

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Jesse Cornett, a founder of the blog Blue Oregon, former Portland State University lobbyist and former City Council candidate-turned publican is closing down his bar, the Guild Public House, located at 1011 East Burnside. Here's the email Cornett, who used public financing to challenge incumbent Commissioner Dan Saltzman in 2010, sent out today:Thank you for your ongoing support of The Guild. We’d ...   More
 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

After Last-Minute Plea From Dead Man's Friend, Adams Seems to Indicate Controversial Cop Will Be Promoted (Updated)


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After a last-minute intervention in Portland Mayor Sam Adams' office by a friend of a man fatally shot in 2005 by Portland Police Officer Leo Besner, it appears Besner will be promoted today to sergeant. (Update 1:23 pm: Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson confirms Besner was promoted in a ceremony this morning.) Besner is atop the Police Bureau's list of candidates for sergeant. The city ...   More
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

The Newest Challenger To Dan Saltzman is ...


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Jesse Cornett. There's been no shortage of candidates filing recently to take on city Commissioner Dan Saltzman next year. And Cornett, who's leaving his post as assistant to PSU's president at the end of this year, has been a political candidate before. One of the founders both of Blue Oregon and the Bus Project, the now-34-year-old Cornett ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature in 2006. ...   More
 
Friday, December 18, 2009 HANK STERN

Dan Saltzman's Challengers Have A Novel Plan


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With the Jan. 29 public financing deadline looming in the race for Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's seat, his challengers met last Sunday to brainstorm strategies to secure public financing. And what did they come up with? A series of Candidates' Collective events in which candidates will each speak for five minutes and spend the rest of the evening collecting 1,000 signatures and the ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Ari Phillips

About Last Night: Some Winners, Losers and Notable Absences


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The 53 percent to 47 percent margin by which Oregonians approved Measures 66 and 67 surprised even those responsible for crafting the campaign that convinced voters to raise personal and corporate income taxes during a deep recession. "I was nervous," says Kevin Looper, the campaign manager for the tax hike proponents. Here are a few other observations about last night: 1. Notable Absences: ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Who Will Get Public Financing? (UPDATED)


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The race to get 1,000 signatures and $5 contributions from registered Portland voters to qualify for public campaign financing ends tomorrow. Now there are more signs not all of the candidates running against Commissioner Dan Saltzman are going to make it. This morning, for example, Mary Volm withdrew her name from the list of people seeking public campaign financing. Fellow candidate Ed Garren ...   More
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Jesse Cornett Expects To Get Public Financing And Other City Council Election News


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First piece of city election news today in Portland: Jesse Cornett, one of the seven candidates running against City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, says he expects to qualify for $150,000 in public financing for the May primary. That achievement, which requires 1,000 signatures and $5 matching donations, would make Cornett the only candidate to qualify for that financing this election season in ...   More
 
Monday, February 8, 2010 HANK STERN

Election 2010: Mary Volm Gets A $5,000 Donation


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After failing to qualify for public campaign financing in her City Council bid, Mary Volm -- former long-time City of Portland employee, pictured above -- just pulled a $5,000 private donation. The donor is Jasun Wurster, the former spokesman for the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Wurster is also Volm's boyfriend. Volm, of course, is hoping to unseat Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who is seeking ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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