Legislative Races: Devlin Poised To Spend $1 Million to Keep Senate Seat: Updated


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Based on his Oregon legislative salary of $1,801 per month, Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin would need more than 46 years to earn the $1 million or so of contributor cash he will spend on his race against Republican challenger Mary Kremer. With one day to go before ballots are counted, state filings show the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn and ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Legislative Races: Devlin Poised To Spend $1 Million to Keep Senate Seat: Updated


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  Based on his Oregon legislative salary of $1,801 per month, Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin would need more than 46 years to earn the $1 million or so of contributor cash he will spend on his race against Republican challenger Mary Kremer. With one day to go before ballots are counted, state filings show the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Two Notable Filings For The Oregon Legislature


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State Rep. David Edwards (D-Hillsboro) has ended any speculation around the Capitol that he might not run again. He filed yesterday to run for the seat he's held for two terms. Unlike most of his fellow incumbents, who filed for re-election in September and October, Edwards had held off on filing his paperwork. And that led to speculation that he was too busy at the market research firm he runs ...   More
 
Friday, January 29, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Lawmakers Finish Session At 2 PM, Start Fundraising Before Dinner


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Oregon legislative leaders gaveled February's special session to a close at 2 pm today. Exactly 22 minutes and 33 seconds later, they started asking lobbyists for money (which legislative rules prohibit them from doing while the Legislature is in session). - ---- Forwarded Message ---- From: Senate Democratic Leadership Fund To: Evyn Mitchell Sent: Thu, February 25, 2010 2:22:33 PM Subject: ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Breaking: State Treasurer Ben Westlund Succumbs to Cancer: Updated


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State Treasurer Ben Westlund died last night after a long battle with lung cancer. (Updated at 3:46 pm: statement from Westlund's spokesman follows at the end of this post.) Westlund, 60, first publicly disclosed in 2003 that he suffered from cancer. At the time, he was a Republican state senator from Tumalo, near Bend. After treatment, Westlund continued in the Senate and became the Legislature's ...   More
 
Sunday, March 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Senate District 19: Steve Griffith Files To Run For Richard Devlin's Seat


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As the March 9 candidate filing deadline for the May primary election looms, expect to see some last-minute stragglers enter various legislative races. Yesterday, former Portland School Board member (1987 to 1995) and longtime Stoel Rives lawyer Steve Griffith filed to run in Senate District 19, which covers parts of Washington and Clackamas Counties. Griffith ran for an open seat in House District ...   More
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Republican Pollster In Oregon Says Slaves "Well-Treated"; Advocates Death for Gays


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A Clackamas County pollster who has worked for multiple Republican interest groups is at the center of a dispute between state Senate Republicans and Democrats in Oregon. Filings with the state show groups including Oregonians In Action, the Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Oregonians For Immigration Reform, the Oregon Family Farm Association and the Leadership Fund have paid the Damascus firm ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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