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Drazan, Johnson, Kotek spar over guns, abortion, homelessness in first Oregon governor debate

The three women running to be Oregon’s next governor sparred over abortion, homelessness, guns and climate change in their first debate on Friday.  Friday’s forum, hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at a resort in Welches, was the unofficial start of the general election campaign and the first time[Read More…]

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Mystery group sending anti-Democrat mailers, prepping web ads

Earlier this month, some Oregon voters began receiving glossy mailers blaming Gov. Kate Brown and the “Democrat-controlled state Legislature” for “soaring gas prices” and the “out-of-control cost of living.” A website with two short videos claiming policies passed by legislative Democrats led to increases in crime and inflation went live around the[Read More…]

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New poll shows reasons for Republican optimism in Oregon legislative races

Republicans haven’t controlled any branch of Oregon government since Barack Obama’s first campaign for president – but they’re bullish this year about their legislative chances. An internal poll memo produced for the national Republican State Leadership Committee and shared with the Capital Chronicle suggests that Republicans have a “rare opportunity”[Read More…]

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