Kitzhaber Explains His "Ungovernable" Remark; Grades His Past Performance


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In the waning days of his second term as governor, John Kitzhaber said in a speech to the Eugene Rotary Club that Oregon was on the verge of being "ungovernable." Kitzhaber and his rival for the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, stopped by WW on Thursday for an endorsement interview heading into the May 18 primary. The attached video ...   More
 
Friday, April 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Major Enviro Group Makes Dual Endorsement in Governor's Race


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Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Bill Bradbury and John Kitzhaber have played to a tie in their battle for an endorsement from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. The environmental group announced this morning it's endorsing both men in the May 18 Oregon primary. The joint endorsement comes after Kitzhaber, Bradbury and Republican gubernatorial contender Allen Alley last week debated ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 HANK STERN

Caught on Tape! All of WW's Endorsement Interviews!


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Unsatisfied with reading our endorsements? Dying to be a fly on the wall during our interviews? You're in luck! All of our endorsement interviews are posted online here. Part Charlie Rose, part Gong Show, the videos promise hours and hours of pure, unadulterated political wonkery. Here are a few highlights: U.S. Senate Republican hopeful Jim Huffman, recalling with a smile what it was ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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

Did Kitzhaber Mistakenly Submit His High School Yearbook Photo To Voters' Pamphlet?


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Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (above, right) turned 63 earlier this year. And although he appears to be in excellent physical condition, when you see Kitzhaber in person, all the years the avid outdoorsman has spent fishing, rafting, hiking and running are evident in the lines on his face. That's what makes the Voters' Pamphlet arriving in mailboxes this week fascinating. State election ...   More
 
Friday, April 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bradbury Releases Second Ad, Still Hates LNG


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Former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury launched his second TV ad today. Bradbury, who is competing with former Gov. John Kitzhaber for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, doesn't have a lot of money to spend heading into the May primary. He has $54,000 on hand, while Kitzhaber has more than ten times as much — $575,000. So what does Bradbury want voters to know about him this Earth ...   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

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

Bradbury Responds to Kitzhaber Ad Flap


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Today's WW includes a small item about a voter's concerns about former Gov. John Kitzhaber's first television ad of this gubernatorial primary season. Here's the ad: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-xnY2NluQ0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] and here's the concern: Portland marketer Christy Maver is fuming about ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber's first TV ad in the May 18 Democratic ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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