Dave Dotterrer to run against state Sen. Alan Bates again

by NW Spotlight

The Medford Mail Tribune is reporting that Republican Dave Dotterrer plans to challenge Democrat Alan Bates of Medford for the state senate seat in District 3. Dotterrer only lost by 282 votes in the last race in 2010.

“Dotterrer told the Mail Tribune that he plans to make his official announcement on Sept. 12, the first day candidates can file with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office for the November 2014 general election.”

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  • Bob Clark

    Good luck, Dave. One more GOP Oregon State Senator gives us a tie in the Oregon Senate, helping slow the pace of government expansion.

  • WashCoIndependents.com

    Sen District 3 is a +8 Democratic registration. It will be tough. And as to the hope that this race will make it a 15 15 Senate, I’d point out that even if Mr. Dotterrer does win, there are 4 Senate seats in Oregon where the incumbents party is behind in voter registration.

    Every one is up in 2014 and every one is currently held by a Republican in a Democratic edge district

    SD 8 is D +13. Now held by Betsy Close
    SD 15 Is D +6, now held by Bruce Starr
    SD 20 is D +2 now held by Alan Olsen
    SD 26 is D +8 and now held by Chuck Thomsen.

    Pretty tough way to see a tie or a Republican majority for 2015 session.

    • .

      We can pray and insist on the Dems telling the truth instead the laying out the scat they’re so adept at manufacturing.

      • WashCoIndependents.com

        I’m afraid that there are too many people who confuse , or maybe infuse, facts with values. From every part of the political chart. But particularly form the far corners.

        But …insulting Democratic leaners, who any Republican will need to prevail in these districts, is no way to win an election.

        • .

          “To Tell the Truth” once a popular game show – but the current gambit is for the DNC to lure US into “Jeopardy” with card tricks remonstated by Debbie Wasseman Schultz garbed to play Kate Brown in Vanna White clothing.

  • Leading question

    Is Alan Bates any relation to Bob Bates of Bend over, OR?

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