Oregon Senate named election target by national GOP group

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The Leadership Fund (Oregon Senate Republicans)

SALEM, ORE – Thursday, the Oregon Senate was named an offensive target by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) – the only national organization whose mission is to elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders – for the 2015-2016 election cycle.

Across the nation, Republicans currently hold majorities in an all-time Party record of 69 out of 99 state legislative chambers. The RSLC announced its $40 million budget in 2015 and 2016 to both defend those historic highs and pick up new chambers. One of the chambers they will target to gain new Republican seats includes the Oregon Senate.

“Oregonians are ready for balanced leadership in the Oregon legislature, and we are excited the RSLC has chosen to partner with us to bring more bipartisan representation to the Senate,” said Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day). “We are gearing up for a competitive 2016 election and Senate Republicans are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work electing Senators who will protect Oregon’s small businesses and working families from expensive Portland mandates that don’t reflect Oregon values.”

The RSLC’s complete list of target states for this election cycle includes:

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Posted by at 06:59 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Senate, Voting | 7 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post
  • Bob Clark

    I thought GOP’s best chance at gaining back some leverage in the Oregon legislature is the House side, and not the Senate. But any help is good. More balance is a good thing.

  • Jack Lord God

    Sounds like good news. Republicans focusing more on senate and house races in the state is likely to be a lot more effective than the governorship. Sounds like help is on the way, and boy does this state need it.

  • NAFTA Refugee

    The Senate AND the Governorship is necessary to bring back industry to our state. This state’s economy is beholdin’ to GATT. Wheat, wine, and electronics. Let’s not forget tourism. See that old building over there? Yeah, that’s where they used to cut the logs that made the lumber and the plywood and the flake board and the toilet paper. Next stop? Old Pendleton factory, old Nike factory, old Columbia sportswear factory.

  • David from Mill City

    This money may be nice but I do not see how it will solve the Oregon Republican Party’s main problem, find candidates who can make through the Primary and be elected in a General Election as the requirements for each seem to be mutually exclusive. To make it through the Primary the candidate needs to be acceptable to the Base who is well to the Right and has a series of litmus tests, like abortion, gay marriage, no compromise, and anti-gun control. Then in the General Election manage to appeal to the Willamette Valley’s well Left of Center Voters. In as much as a majority of the legislative seats are there that is the real problem not a lack of money.

    • No free Whimpy burgers please

      Voter literacy tests a common determinate for commoner sense, alas, the DNC cares not a whit for. Toot, toot!

      • Eric Blair

        Are you saying you’re in favor of literacy tests for voting?

        • Pokem Sallet Fanny

          Another wisecrack outa you and we’ll see tuit your stature is placed on a pedestal in Dunthorpe.

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