MMA Fighter and Would-be Pol Sonnen Sentenced


The odd saga of one-time Republican House candidate Chael Sonnen came to at least a temporary end today when Sonnen was sentenced on federal mortgage fraud charges (details below). In an indirect way, the GOP in Oregon may have benefited from the legal problems that surfaced in 2010 for Sonnen, a leading mixed martial arts fighter. Sonnen never mounted much of a campaign last year in House District ...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

House District 37 Democrats

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

MMA Fighter Chael Sonnen Drops out of House 37 Race (Updated with Hanna comment)

Chael Sonnen, this week's Rogue, has quit the race in House District 37 (West Linn and parts of Washington County) due to unspecified concerns about a pending legal matter, according to Yahoo Sports. Here's an excerpt from the statement Sonnen released: In the best interests of my district, I am resigning from my campaign for the Oregon House of Representatives. A 2006 legal issue has arisen ...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fighter, Candidate Chael Sonnen Lies About Twitter Account

Chael Sonnen, the Republican nominee for state House District 37 (West Linn and parts of Washington County) comes to politics from the world of ultimate fighting. On Aug. 7 in Oakland, Sonnen will battle Ultimate Fighting Championship world middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Sonnen, a 33-year-old former University of Oregon All-American wrestler, will be an underdog against the man who some ...   More
Friday, June 11, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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