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Buehler lands $2 million from Knight, Republican governors group in surge of fund raising.

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and the Republican Governors Association poured another $2 million into the campaign of state Rep. Knute Buehler in the past week for his challenge of Democratic incumbent Gov. Kate Brown.

The $1 million check from Knight brings his overall contributions to Buehler $2.5 million, about 26 percent of the Republican candidate’s overall campaign funds. That is a record amount to an Oregon political campaign by an individual.

The governors’ association contributions now total over $2 million, or nearly 21 percent of Buehler’s campaign funds.

As of Wednesday night, the campaign had yet to report either of the checks to state campaign finance filing database. The Oregon Capital Bureau learned about the contributions Wednesday from a source close to the campaign. The campaign has

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