Supporters of Publicly Funded Campaigns Outraise Opponents by More Than 5-1


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David and Goliath swapped positions in the battle for fundraising supremacy over publicly financed campaigns in Portland. Representing the little guy in the debate over Measure 26-108, Friends of Voter Owned Elections (which supports keeping Portland's five-year-old system for giving cash to qualifying candidates in City Hall elections) raised $350,000 in cash and in-kind donations from private ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Proponents of Publicly Funded Campaigns Admit Defeat in Portland


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Heather Stuart, spokeswoman for the "Yes" on Measure 26-108 campaign to continue publicly funded political campaigns in Portland, issued the following statement around noon acknowledging defeat in yesterday's election: The Friends of Voter-Owned Elections—representing more than 60 organizations and thousands of Portlanders— is obviously disappointed by the loss of Measure 26-108 to retain ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Campaigns on Both Sides of Public Campaign Finance Agree: Race Remains Too Close to Call


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  The initial returns for Measure 26-108, Portland’s test of public support to continue public campaign financing, suggest the city’s five-year experiment with giving tax dollars to candidates for mayor, city commissioner and auditor is likely to end. But both opponents and supporters of the measure say tonight that it’s too early to declare victory or defeat. Just ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Who's Financing the Public Candidate Financing Campaign in Portland


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Here's a quick follow-up for those of you who watched our endorsement interview last week with supporters and opponents of public campaign finance in Portland. Fresh fund-raising reports show that proponents of public campaign finance (Measure 26-108) continuing in City Hall elections have raised more than $93,000 in cash, compared to a little over $6,000 in cash collected by opponents. Among ...   More
 
Monday, October 4, 2010 HANK STERN

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