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Buehler sees role as governor to bridge urban-rural divide

Knute Buehler sat down for an interview at the Malheur Enterprise as part of a campaign tour that included a stop in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

VALE – Knute Buehler says he can bridge the gap between urban and rural Oregonians, solve a growing homeless problem in the state and improve Oregon’s low-performing education system. 

All you must do, he said, is elect him governor.

Buehler, the Republican candidate for the state’s top political slot, sat down for an interview at the Malheur Enterprise last week as part of a campaign tour that included a stop in Ontario. Buehler is running against Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. 

The two are familiar political opponents. Buelher faced Brown – in 2012 – for Oregon secretary of state and lost. 

Buehler outlined an ambitious agenda of . . .