Election 2010: Former Gov. Barbara Roberts To Introduce Bradbury

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

What John Kitzhaber Told the PBA About Taxes

The looming ballot fight over permanent increases in Oregon's income tax for the wealthiest state residents — and in the minimum tax paid by Oregon corporations — was a big topic this morning when Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber appeared at a Portland Business Alliance forum. The ex-governor was careful to begin his tax remarks by saying he was not going to back ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 HANK STERN

Bill Bradbury Officially Announces Candidacy for Governor's Race

Former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury formally kicked off his 2010 campaign for governor this morning, announcing his candidacy in a 22-minute press conference held at the Portland Community College-Sylvania campus. He was introduced by former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts, who served in the position from 1990 to 1994 before fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber replaced her. “It's time to ...   More
Thursday, September 17, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Trail Mix From The Oregon Governor's Race

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

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

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

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

Notable Campaign Contributions In The Oregon Governor's Race

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

Kitzhaber In The Times

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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

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

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


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