Rep. Knute Buehler Won't Run For Governor in 2016

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The Oregon GOP's top potential state-wide candidate is sitting out 2016.State Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend) announced this morning he will not run for governor in 2016. Buehler, an orthopedic surgeon and Rhodes scholar, challenged then-Secretary of State Kate Brown in 2012 and had considered challenging now-Gov. Brown next year, when she will run for the remaining two years of what would have been former ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rep. Knute Buehler Asks Gov. Kate Brown to Bolster Whistle-blower Protections

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Now that prosecutors have announced they won't press charges against whistle-blower Michael Rodgers, Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend) is seeking Gov. Kate Brown's support to beef up protections for future whistle-blowers. Earlier this year, Rodgers refused a request to delete 6,000 of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's emails from state servers. He then leaked those emails to WW. Two weeks ago, Rodgers told the ...   More
 
Friday, June 5, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

House Candidate Knute Buehler Pulls in Big Check

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After losing to incumbent Secretary of State Kate Brown in 2012, Dr. Knute Buehler, a Bend orthopedic surgeon, might have done what other recent state-wide GOP candidates such as former Portland Trail Blazer Chris Dudley have done—abandoned politics. That would be understandable.The GOP has not held the Oregon governor's office since 1987, one of the longest dry spells in the nation. The GOP has ...   More
 
Monday, February 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Brown Tops Buehler to Remain Secretary of State

Third-Party Spoilers Fail to Hurt Incumbent

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Despite strong opposition from political newcomer Dr. Knute Buehler, a Republican, incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown won a surprisingly easy victory tonight. Brown leads Buehler, 51 percent to 44 percent.Brown, the former Senate majority leader, drew on strong support from public employee unions and other allies she’s built over her 20-year political career. Buehler, an orthopedic ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kate Brown Spending Exceeds $1 Million

Secretary of State says "in-kind" contributions that pushed her over voluntary spending limit shouldn't count

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Secretary of State Kate Brown is now reporting spending more than $1 million in her bid for re-election—officially going over the line she promised in September she wouldn't break.Today's filings show that she's spent $1.08 million, to be exact. Spending on her behalf by a political action committee targeting her Republican opponent, Dr. Knute Buehler, counts as an in-kind contribution to her campaign, ...   More
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Big Bad Wolfe

An activist launches a campaign to oust Secretary of State Kate Brown.


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A light drizzle fell on Bob Wolfe as he stood outside a citadel of the Portland establishment like the lupine nemesis in the story of the Three Little Pigs.  Wolfe was rattling the doors    More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Hitting the Spending Limits

Education reformers are absent at school.


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Self-imposed campaign spending limits are often little more than a publicity stunt for candidates, but they can turn out to be a headache. City Commissioner Amanda Fritz raised her contribution    More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Marijuana Petitioner Will Make Secretary of State's Race Tighter

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The secretary of state’s race got a whole lot more interesting this week. On Wednesday, The Oregonian’s Jeff Mapes reported that Robert Wolfe, the chief petitioner of one of two marijuana legalization measures circulating this year, will run for secretary of state on the Progressive party ticket.Earlier this year, incumbent Secretary of State Kate Brown, a Democrat, notified Wolfe that she intended ...   More
 
Saturday, August 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Knute Buehler Reports Big Checks

Takes cash-on-hand lead from Kate Brown

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Dr. Knute Buehler, the GOP nominee for Secretary of State, will need lots of money for his challenge to incumbent Kate Brown.Buehler, an orthopedic surgeon from Bend, lacks the kind of name recognition that Brown got by serving in the Legislature from 1991 to 2008, finishing as Senate Democratic majority leader. He got off to a fast fundraising start last year but slowed this year. Buehler came out ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Doctor in the House? Or Senate?

Oregon medicos flock to state politics as the stakes for health-care reform grow.


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The average emergency-room doctor makes about $250,000 a year, but Dr. Sharon Meieran says she now makes “well under” that...   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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