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

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

Audit Dings Oregon Department of Revenue ... And Why It Matters For Bradbury

We asked Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bradbury in an endorsement interview last week how he'd make state government more efficient. Bradbury, Oregon's former Secretary of State, responded that he'd get the Oregon Department of Revenue to do a better job collecting unpaid taxes from deadbeats. That was an interesting answer because Bradbury's opponent in the May 18 Democratic primary, ...   More
Monday, April 12, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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

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

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?

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

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

New Poll In Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Shows Kitzhaber Way Ahead

Two major local employers, Nike and The Standard, asked the polling firm Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall to figure out how Democratic voters in Oregon are feeling about their party's two leading gubernatorial candidates. The results heading into the May 18 primary show that former Gov. John Kitzhaber is far ahead of former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury. Here's a summary of the polling firm's ...   More
Friday, April 30, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bradbury Responds to Kitzhaber Ad Flap

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][/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

Bill Bradbury: The Video

Here's the second installment of the taped interviews with Oregon gubernatorial candidates that ran during Candidates Gone Wild last week. Today, we present Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bradbury: [youtube][/youtube] Check back throughout the week for videos of Democrat John Kitzhaber as well as Republicans Bill Sizemore and Allen Alley. ...   More
Thursday, May 6, 2010 HANK STERN

Kitzhaber Sweeps To Big Victory Over Bradbury In Democratic Gubernatorial Primary (UPDATED with Bradbury scene)

The only question about ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday night was when he would arrive at the Melody Ballroom to claim Oregon's Democratic gubernatorial primary. The co-hosts of his victory party at the Melody Ballroom on Southeast 6th and Alder, State Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton) and Oregon Bus Project Director Caitlin Baggott stalled for time as large TV screens showed Kitzhaber enjoying ...   More
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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