Election 2010: Former Gov. Barbara Roberts To Introduce Bradbury


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As reported last week, former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has hired a campaign manager. So it seems pretty certain that when former Gov. Barbara Roberts (below) introduces Bradbury next week, Bradbury will be announcing officially that he is a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for governor. Unofficially, Bradbury has been running for months, as evidenced by his raising and ...   More
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Al Gore, John Kitzhaber and Not-So-Ancient History


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Yesterday, I wrote how former Vice President Al Gore will do a fund-raiser in Oregon for Bill Bradbury, who's running in the Democratic gubernatorial primary next year along with ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber and former Hewlett-Packard exec Steve Shields. The Bradbury-Gore connection makes sense because Bradbury has been one of the folks who's traveled around to highlight Gore's warnings about global ...   More
 
Friday, November 6, 2009 HANK STERN

John Kitzhaber's Newest Big Donors


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Former Gov. John Kitzhaber picked up two large donations this week from prominent Oregonians in his bid to win the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial primary. As we reported last week, Kitzhaber has been collecting some big-bucks contributions of the $10,000-per-donor variety. This week, Kitzhaber recorded a $15,000 contribution from winemaker Eric Lemelson and another $5,000 from the political ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 HANK STERN

Trail Mix From The Oregon Governor's Race


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While we wait for tonight's election results from Referendum 71 and the Vancouver mayor's race in Washington, we surfed around to see what's new in the Oregon governor's race for next year. Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber, running in the 2010 Democratic primary for his old job, picked up a $1,000 donation last week from Earth Day organizer founder and noted environmentalist Denis Hayes. Kitzhaber also ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 HANK STERN

Kitzhaber In The Times


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Saturday, December 5, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Notable Campaign Contributions In The Oregon Governor's Race


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As we return from Thanksgiving weekend, a visit to the Oregon election division's web site turns up a coupla leftovers in the 2010 governor's race worth noting from the month of November. Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber collected $1,200 from NW Natural exec Gregg Kantor (Neil Goldschmidt's former press secretary) for his run in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. And former Oregon Secretary of State ...   More
 
Monday, November 30, 2009 HANK STERN

John Kitzhaber Rolls Out Economic Strategy, Takes Aim at Oregon's Kicker


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Former Gov. John Kitzhaber rolled through Portland today on a statewide tour to introduce his economic development strategy, if he gets elected to his old job. In his two terms as governor from 1995 through 2003, Kitzhaber spent a lot of time on health care and the environment but not as much on job creation. He says he'll be more focused on the economy if elected this time around. One of the ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

About Last Night: Some Winners, Losers and Notable Absences


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The 53 percent to 47 percent margin by which Oregonians approved Measures 66 and 67 surprised even those responsible for crafting the campaign that convinced voters to raise personal and corporate income taxes during a deep recession. "I was nervous," says Kevin Looper, the campaign manager for the tax hike proponents. Here are a few other observations about last night: 1. Notable Absences: ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

John Kitzhaber Discusses Plan for Education: Funding Based on Performance, Not Enrollment


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Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, running this May for his old job in the Democratic primary, spoke today at Portland Community College about his plans for education. Kitzhaber said the purpose of education has changed from the 1970s when it was easier to get a well-paying job with only a high school diploma. Included in Kitzhaber's proposals for Oregon elementary and secondary education problems ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

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