Huffman Enters U.S. Senate Race: Dems Already Have Welcome Prepared

Lewis & Clark Law Professor Jim Huffman will enter the U.S. Senate Race tonight at a kickoff event at Halton Tractor Company on Columbia Boulevard at 5 pm. Huffman, a Republican hopes to challenge incumbent Democrat Ron Wyden, Oregon's senior senator. Huffman's interest in the race has been in the news for a couple of weeks — which gave the Democratic Party of Oregon plenty of time ...   More
Thursday, March 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

County Candidate Gets Big Lift from Ron Wyden (Updated with New Numbers)

In a rare move for Portland politics, a sitting U.S. senator has put his weight behind a candidate for local office. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has plowed $5,000 from his federal PAC into Loretta Smith's campaign for Multnomah County commissioner. Smith has been an aide to Wyden for 20 years. Josh Kardon, Wyden's former chief of staff, has also given $1,000 to Smith's campaign. Those contributions ...   More
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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

Portland-Area Postal Workers Protest Prospect of Five-day Mail Week

Today's rain didn't stop Portland-area postal employees from gathering to protest a Postal Service proposal to end Saturday mail delivery. About 40 sign-toting letter carriers and other employees chanted “Your mail, your service, six days a week” as they marched on the sidewalk this afternoon outside Portland's main post office on Northwest Hoyt Street. The proposed end to Saturday ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

New Center for Victims of Domestic Violence Hosts Grand Opening

For victims of domestic violence in Multnomah County, finding support has become a little easier. The new Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services holds its grand opening this afternoon at 1 pm. City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and County Chairman Jeff Cogen will co-host the event at Gateway, a city-county venture that is expected to be a “one-stop services center in the Portland area” ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Ron Wyden's First TV Ad

The first TV ad out of the chute in the fall campaign for U.S. Senate in Oregon comes today from incumbent Democrat Ron Wyden. Wyden's initial TV ad is a 30-second positive pitch for his re-election that never mentions Republican opponent Jim Huffman, not surprising given that Wyden leads Huffman in the polls and in fund-raising. Instead, the ad portrays Wyden (who has been in the Senate ...   More
Friday, August 20, 2010 HANK STERN

Jim Huffman's First TV Ad

Republican Jim Huffman unveiled the first TV ad today of his challenge to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Huffman's 30-second ad in the Nov. 2 general election comes about one month after the better-financed Wyden went on TV with his first ad. And befitting the fact that Huffman is a challenger who trails in the polls, Huffman goes right on the attack without taking a moment to introduce himself ...   More
Friday, September 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Money Watch: Collymore Bags Biggest Contribution Yet in General Election MultCo Race

Following up on our election story this week, we note that Karol Collymore recently hauled in the largest single contribution to date in the fall race to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Service Employees International Union Local 49 donated $5,000 to Collymore's campaign on Sept. 17. The union represents about 100 janitors who subcontract ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Amanda Fritz Chooses Sides in the Multnomah County Commission Race

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has thrown her weight behind Loretta Smith in the race to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. On her personal blog, Fritz (photo by Darryl James) says it was a tough choice between Smith and her opponent in the race, Karol Collymore. "It is truly exciting and satisfying that there are two dynamic, ...   More
Friday, October 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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