Max Brumm Really Hates Jefferson Smith

Endorses Hales; Calls Smith a "Sociopath"

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Max Brumm was among the more visible of the alternative mayoral candidates in the primary election. The 19-year-old finished eighth among the 23 candidates on the ballot, with 790 votes. Apparently, he also gained a seething distaste for Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland). Brumm released his runoff endorsement Thursday, and it's less noteworthy for whom it endorses—Charlie Hales—than for the intensity ...   More
 
Friday, June 29, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Hales Tells Tribune that The Oregonian Smeared Him

Hales to O: "My reputation was torn apart on the front page"

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Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales tells The Portland Tribune that The Oregonian has falsely accused him of lying about going on a neighborhood tour of St. Johns. Hales admits a campaign volunteer lifted lines from an April 21 Oregonian story about a community policing in St. Johns, in order to write a letter to the editor of the St. Johns Review. Hales gave The Tribune what he says is the volunteer's ...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Murmurs: Capping the Campaigns

Charlie and the Contribution Factory.


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Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales shook up the Portland mayor’s race against Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) by announcing June 21 he would limit contributors to $600 and not accept out-o   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

UPDATED: Hales Pledges To Cap Campaign Contributions

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Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales today announced he would limit donations to his campaign, and challenged his rival, state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland), to do the same."From now on," Hales said in a campaign press release, "this campaign will only accept contributions up to $600 and all from within the state of Oregon. And I call on Jefferson Smith to join me."The limits are somewhat ...   More
 
Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Corey Pein

Cato Institute Implicates Hales in "Great Streetcar Conspiracy"

Libertarian group accuses mayoral candidate of exaggerating light rail benefits

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Charlie Hales is part of a nationwide "conspiracy" to con city planners into building streetcar lines—or at least that's what a libertarian think tank claims.A new Cato Institute report, "The Great Streetcar Conspiracy," accuses light-rail proponents of exaggerating the economic benefits of streetcars to ensure government funding.Randal O'Toole, the Cato fellow who wrote the report, singles out Portland ...   More
 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Mayoral Candidates' Fundraising Goes Dormant

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Coming off the most expensive mayoral primary in Portland history—the top three candidates spent $2.6 million—the money trail has gone dark.In the three weeks, since coming in first in the May 14 mayoral primary, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales has reported raising less than $500. Hales' opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) has reported 18 contributions ...   More
 
Friday, June 8, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jefferson Smith Needs New Campaign Consultant

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Stacey Dycus, the political consultant who guided State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) to a stronger than expected finish in the May mayoral primary, is moving on, Dycus tells WW.Dycus ran an effective, low-budget campaign for Smith that relied on extensive volunteer canvassing and DIY television ads. For months, polls showed Smith a distant third but in the campaign's final couple of weeks, he ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Welcome to Con-way Town

The freight giant in Northwest Portland is paving its way to developing a huge swath of real estate close to downtown.


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The asphalt prairies along Northwest 21st and 22nd avenues don’t look like much now.  But Con-way...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 AARON MESH

Hales Dismisses Campaign Staff (Updated)

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Expect to see a new crew around mayoral candidate Charlie Hales as he moves toward a November face-off with State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) in the general election. Today Hales asked for and received the resignations of half a dozen paid staff, letting go everyone with the exception of his consultant, Liz Kaufman.Hales finished first in Tuesday's primary, narrowly outpointing Smith by ...   More
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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