New Dennis Richardson Ad Aimed at Gov. John Kitzhaber's Base

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Dennis Richardson, the GOP candidate for governor, has a new ad out and it's aimed at the group that loves incumbent Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber the most—women voters. Polling shows that Kitzhaber's strongest support comes from well educated women, and particularly, young women. The new ad produced by state Rep. Richardson (R-Central Point) is short—just 15 seconds—but it makes a ...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Still Learning From “Marge Vs. The Monorail.”


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Botched anesthesia at the Oregon Zoo contributed to the death of Sumatran orangutan Kutai in January—and triggered an investigation and the firing of zoo director Kim Smith (“12 Mammals That   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Gov. John Kitzhaber Looks to Remake SAIF Board

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has not had much luck with SAIF Corp., the state-owned workers compensation insurer. He's now seeking to remake SAIF's top decision making body, nominating three new members to the five-member board. When Kitzhaber was governor from 1995 to 2003, SAIF sunk under the weight of scandal, including a high-profile investigation into its hiring of former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt and ...   More
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Names Kendall Clawson Deputy Chief of Staff

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has promoted key aide Kendall Clawson to his deputy chief of staff for community engagement."Kendall's been with the governor's office since the beginning of his administration," says Kitzhaber spokeswoman Rachael Wray. "The governor has every confidence she'll build on her role to help ensure the office is well connected with communities around the state." Clawson, 49, has served ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 AARON MESH

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Gov. John Kitzhaber Still Hold Big Leads

KATU poll shows little has changed so far in Oregon's big races

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A new poll commissioned by WW news partner KATU finds the two statewide Democratic incumbents facing re-election this year are holding steady with their sizable leads.U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley had as 19-point edge in the survey of 564 voters over his Republican opponent, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby. Merkley's lead, which the poll by SurveyUSA put at 52 percent to 33 percent, was essentially ...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 WW Staff

A Good Day for Candidate John Kitzhaber: Updated

Top GOP funders write checks to Democratic incumbent

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Gov. John Kitzhaber today recorded two contributions that should allow him to have a more relaxing summer.Kitzhaber, a Democrat seeking to become the first four-term governor in Oregon history, disclosed contributions of $25,000 from Karl "Rick" Miller, a founder of the Avamere Health Services, and $10,000 from Andrew Miller, the CEO of Stimson Lumber. (The two Millers are not related). Kitzhaber ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

GOP Candidate for Governor Dennis Richardson Picks Up Out-of-State Checks

Unusual $15,000 contribution from Ohio political consultancy

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State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for Oregon governor, has struggled to raise money in his campaign to unseat incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat. Despite Kitzhaber's Cover Oregon-related woes—the state's insurance exchange crashed after the expenditure of $248 million—Richardson has less than $100,000 on hand, even though he's been campaigning for a ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Pushes Past $1 Million Mark, Extends Fundraising Advantage Over Republican Dennis Richardson

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Gov. John Kitzhaber is making an early summer push to bury his Republican opponent, State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point).Already this week, Kitzhaber has disclosed more than $175,000 in new donations, pushing him well over the $1-million mark for this calendar year. He's now raised $1.155 million in 2014 and has $822,000 on hand. Richardson has raised $269,000 this year and has just $80,000 ...   More
 
Thursday, June 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon House Republicans Launch Campaign Web Site With a Cover Oregon Fiasco Mash-up

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Oregon House Republicans launched a new website today with a mash-up video poking fun at the Cover Oregon failure and its handling by Democratic leadership, including Gov. John Kitzhaber and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland).The House GOP are looking to overcome the 34-26 edge now held by Democrats. The Republicans' press release calls Cover Oregon "the poster child for government incompetence ...   More
 
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