Congressional Democratic Candidates on Cutting the Budget

"What's the federal government doing that it shouldn't be?"

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A question WW always asks Republican candidates for Congress is whether there are any tax loopholes they would like to close, or any taxes they would consider raising. It's a way of getting them to show how they think (or if they think) or if they are simply reflexive anti-government candidates.Similarly, we always ask Democratic candidates for Congress what cuts they would consider making in the federal ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Our Primary Picks to Replace David Wu

Our endorsements in Oregon's 1st Congressional District special election.


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When U.S. Rep David Wu resigned his seat in August, he did something pretty unusual in Oregon these days...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

CD1: Who Would the Candidates Support if They Couldn't Vote for Themselves?

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On Tuesday night, the three main Democratic candidates in the Nov. 8 1st Congressional District special election will face each other in their first televised debate—unless there's a last minute cancellation, as there was last week for a scheduled debate on KPTV Fox 12. The three Democrats—Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) and State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie)—will ...   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sins of Omission

BlueOregon says it treats all Democratic candidates fairly. But having its editor on the campaign payroll doesn’t hurt.


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BlueOregon is a political blog where many Democrats get their daily fix.   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rep. Mike Schaufler Allegedly Groped Avakian Staffer

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WW has learned that state Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) is in hot water because of his actions at the state AFL-CIO convention in Eugene Sept. 26-28. Schaufler, a five-term legislative veteran, is a former union contractor who co-chairs the powerful House Business and Labor Committee. He has earned a reputation in Salem as an outspoken, hard-drinking advocate for the working man, who aggressively ...   More
 
Thursday, October 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Poll Shows Bonamici Far Ahead In CD1 Race

Suzanne Bonamici

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The National Journal is reporting that a Sept. 26-28 poll on the First Congressional District Democratic primary finds State. Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) far ahead of her two principal competitors, State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) and Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian. The poll reportedly shows Bonamici leading with 34 percent of those polled supporting her; 10 percent ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Not Paying His Dues

Labor Commish Brad Avakian, now running for congress, has a record of paying taxes late—and hitting up lobbyists for a job.


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Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian may be the toughest candidate to beat...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Avakian Misplaces Afghanistan


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Over the weekend, the Associated Press ran a long profile of Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian, who is one of three candidates to replace U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) in the November 8 First Congressional District Democratic Primary (Avakian faces State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) and State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie)). The profile provided a useful introduction for ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bonamici Says She's Raised $240,000 in Her Campaign to Replace David Wu in Congress

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 State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Washington County) made it official today that she’s in the running for the congressional seat vacated by David Wu. And she says she's entering the campaign with a big financial edge— $240,000 she’s raised in cash and pledges in just five days. Her campaign won’t release the actual campaign reports (they aren’t due yet), but Bonamici says the donations ...   More
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011 WW Staff

Avakian Picks Up Endorsements, but Not Those Rumored

Brad Avakian

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Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian is off to a good start in his quest to unseat the six-term incumbent in the First Congressional District, U.S. Rep. David Wu. Earlier this week, Avakian released some polling data in attempt to show other potential candidates, such as State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton), State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) and former Rep. Greg Macpherson ...   More
 
Monday, May 30, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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