Jim Huffman Considering a Challenge to Merkley

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley does not face his first re-election race until 2014, but there's already a lot of speculation about who Republicans will field to challenge him. Merkley, who narrowly defeated GOP incumbent U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith in 2008, has made a lot of powerful enemies in Washington, ripping Wall Street and big oil, among other well-heeled interest groups. Some Republicans had hoped ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Democrats File Election Complaint Against GOP's Huffman

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The Democratic Party of Oregon today filed a federal elections complaint [PDF] against Jim Huffman, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Earlier this week, The Oregonian noted that loans Huffman recently disclosed to his campaign appeared to exceed the value of assets Huffman disclosed [PDF] as part of his candidacy. Huffman—running against U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)—declined to answer ...   More
Friday, October 29, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Blog Names Potential GOP Opponent for Wyden: Updated With Response

There's been word among the chattering classes for a couple of days that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Portland), who is up for re-election this year, might draw something more than the token fringe opponents who are often the only ones willing to challenge a well-entrenched incumbent. Today the NW Republican blog produced a name for that mythical potential opponent: Lewis & Clark Law School ...   More
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

New Poll in Oregon Senate Race

Now that Lewis & Clark law prof Jim Huffman is in the discussion as a potential Republican contender for the seat of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), there's a survey out testing how Huffman would do in a race against Wyden — if Huffman were to run in the May GOP primary and advance to the general election in November. The Rasmussen Reports telephone poll Feb. 16 of 500 likely Oregon ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Huffman Enters U.S. Senate Race: Dems Already Have Welcome Prepared

Lewis & Clark Law Professor Jim Huffman will enter the U.S. Senate Race tonight at a kickoff event at Halton Tractor Company on Columbia Boulevard at 5 pm. Huffman, a Republican hopes to challenge incumbent Democrat Ron Wyden, Oregon's senior senator. Huffman's interest in the race has been in the news for a couple of weeks — which gave the Democratic Party of Oregon plenty of time ...   More
Thursday, March 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Caught on Tape! All of WW's Endorsement Interviews!

Unsatisfied with reading our endorsements? Dying to be a fly on the wall during our interviews? You're in luck! All of our endorsement interviews are posted online here. Part Charlie Rose, part Gong Show, the videos promise hours and hours of pure, unadulterated political wonkery. Here are a few highlights: U.S. Senate Republican hopeful Jim Huffman, recalling with a smile what it was ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

"Bad Signs" for Jim Huffman

See anything missing from this sign? When the first signs supporting Republican Jim Huffman's candidacy in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate hit lawns recently, they lacked an important detail: a disclaimer stating who authorized and paid for the ad. The disclaimer is required for all political ads that are public communications, which includes yard signs, according to federal elections law. "For ...   More
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Peter Griffin

Jim Huffman's First TV Ad

Republican Jim Huffman unveiled the first TV ad today of his challenge to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Huffman's 30-second ad in the Nov. 2 general election comes about one month after the better-financed Wyden went on TV with his first ad. And befitting the fact that Huffman is a challenger who trails in the polls, Huffman goes right on the attack without taking a moment to introduce himself ...   More
Friday, September 17, 2010 HANK STERN


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