Alley Tops Dudley, Lim in GOP Gubernatorial Straw Poll


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The numbers are in from the straw poll taken today at the Republican party's annual Dorchester convention in Seaside. Despite trailing behind former Portland Trailblazer Chris Dudley in fundraising this year by about a seven-to-one margin , former Pixelworks CEO Allen Alley (pictured above) impressed the GOP activists who gathered to hear the first debate between their party's candidates. ...   More
 
Sunday, March 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Breaking: State Treasurer Ben Westlund Succumbs to Cancer: Updated


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State Treasurer Ben Westlund died last night after a long battle with lung cancer. (Updated at 3:46 pm: statement from Westlund's spokesman follows at the end of this post.) Westlund, 60, first publicly disclosed in 2003 that he suffered from cancer. At the time, he was a Republican state senator from Tumalo, near Bend. After treatment, Westlund continued in the Senate and became the Legislature's ...   More
 
Sunday, March 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sierra Club Goes Out On "Limb", Issues Joint Endorsement


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The Sierra Club did undecided Democratic voters no favors today by issuing a joint endorsement [PDF] to former Gov. John Kitzhaber and former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in the Dems' gubernatorial primary. The organization, which claims nearly 20,000 members in Oregon, does some great work and justifiably thinks its backing means something to voters as evidenced by this discussion of the ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Guess Who Kitzhaber Wants to Face in the General Election?


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Political junkies know that the political blog Blue Oregon can at times be a mouthpiece for clients of its co-founder Kari Chisholm. Chisholm's company, Mandate Media, creates websites for many Democratic politicians, including ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is seeking the nomination for his old office (and yes, Chisholm discloses his affiliations when he posts on Blue Oregon). And since Blue ...   More
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Business Association Jumps Into Gov's Race


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The Oregon Business Association sprang up in 1999 as an alternative to Associated Oregon Industries, long the state's largest and most influential business lobby. The intriguing premise behind the group's formation was that OBA would be less conservative than AOI and include a stronger voice for Portland-area business leaders than AOI. OBA has walked a difficult path over the past decade, nowhere ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

GOP Gov Candidates: Alley Executes Three-Corner Bank Shot At City Club


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GOP gubernatorial candidates Allen Alley, Chris Dudley, John Lim and Bill Sizemore made their cases today at City Club of Portland for the party's nomination in the May 18 primary. While the candidates stuck closely to talking points, the closing section of the debate featured a classic moment. Candidates got a chance at that point to ask each other questions, which is often tricky because ...   More
 
Friday, April 16, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bill Sizemore Cleared to Raise Money; Would Consider Third Party Run (Updated)


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GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Sizemore won a victory in Multnomah County Court last Friday. Previously, Judge Janice Wilson forbid Sizemore from raising money for political purposes as part of her ruling in favor of teachers unions against the longtime initiative activist. But on April 9, as first reported by the blog NW Republican, Sizemore convinced Wilson that preventing him from raising ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Chris Dudley Continues to Rake in Cash


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GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley continues to collect big checks from big names. He reported another $50,000 contribution today from Nike founder Phil Knight, bringing Knight's total to $100,000 for the primary. Earlier in the week, Dudley reported a $10,000 check from former Louisiana Pacific CEO Harry Merlo. It's been a slow week so far for Dudley's chief rival for the GOP nomination, ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Allen Alley: The Video


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Here's the third installment of the taped interviews with Oregon gubernatorial candidates that ran during Candidates Gone Wild last week. Today, we present Republican Allen Alley: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMVKsgwMJvc[/youtube] Check back Saturday at this same time for video of Democrat John Kitzhaber and Sunday for Republican Bill Sizemore. Here are previous videos of Democrat ...   More
 
Friday, May 7, 2010 HANK STERN

Allen Alley Throws Down Cash


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GOP gubernatorial candidate Allen Alley has trailed rival Chris Dudley in fundraising for months. Alley made up some ground today, loaning himself $150,000. In this calendar year, Alley has raised $508,000, less than half of Dudley $1.13 million. Dudley has $181,000 remaining; Alley shows a deficit of $205,000 but that includes loans to himself of $365,000 so he actually has about the same amount ...   More
 
Friday, May 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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