The populist movement rolls through Oregon, setting its sights on Gov. Kate Brown

Oregon State Fair visitors sign a petition to recall Gov. Kate Brown at the booth organized by Flush Down Kate Brown. (Claire Withycombe/Oregon Capital Bureau)

SALEM — Jolly old St. Nicholas doesn’t care much for the governor.

Dressed in a stocking cap, black boots, red velvet pants and vest, he signed the petition to recall Gov. Kate Brown in between proffering photos with Santa in the stifling August heat at the Oregon State Fair.

His holiday booth was next to one where people could sign petitions to recall the governor, who won re-election in November.

“The main thing is being able to have an opinion when you think something’s not right,” Santa said. He declined to fully identify himself, saying he fears being attacked. 

Santa had a very . . .