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

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 after 8 pm the first results ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 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

Portland Business Alliance to Council: Kill Public Financing Now


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Days before City Council is scheduled to consider putting public campaign financing on the November ballot, the Portland Business Alliance has weighed in with a letter (PDF) to Mayor Sam Adams and the rest of the council. The PBA's message in that letter? Stop the 5-year-old public financing program now rather than wait for another election cycle. "In 2005, then-Commissioner Erik Sten led ...   More
 
Friday, May 21, 2010 HANK STERN

Who's Donating to Keep Public Financing in Portland


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We reported last week on who's working to kill the extension of public campaign financing for candidates in Portland city elections. This week, we take our initial glimpse at who's donating time and services to the campaign asking Portland voters this fall to retain publicly financed elections for candidates who collect enough signatures and $5 donations to qualify for the money. The Friends ...   More
 
Monday, August 9, 2010 HANK STERN

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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