Here’s How to Track Oregon Candidates for Office in 2018

>> Check out the 2018 Candidate Tracker << It’s more than 8 months until the 2018 Oregon Primary election (held on May 15th, 2018). Because politics is an all consuming beast with zero manners, the campaign has already begun. Candidates … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:05 | Posted in 2018 Election | 2 Comments

2018 Republican Governor Primary Poll Results

From June 9th to June 18th, Oregon Catalyst conducted an online poll of 500, self-identified Republican voters. The goal of this poll was to see how Republican voters currently feel about the gubernatorial primary election that occurs in May of … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:35 | Posted in 2018 Election, Dennis Richardson, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Republican Party, Poll | 1 Comment

Sign the Petition to Stop New Healthcare Taxes

>> Sign the petition << State Representatives Julie Parrish, Sal Esquivel, and Cedric Hayden have filed a petition to refer HB 2391, raising $550 million in taxes on healthcare, to the ballot. Democrats in the legislature voted to attempt to rig … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:45 | Posted in Health & Human Services, OR 79th Legislative Session, Taxes, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Oregon Passes First Bike Tax in U.S.

For better or for worse, Oregon continues to lead the nation in several areas of public policy. House Bill 2017, the recently passed gas tax and registration fee hike bill (called the “transportation package” by insiders), contains a provision that … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:43 | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Representatives Esquivel, Hayden, Parrish file paperwork to refer HB 2391 to Oregon voters

Legislators say hard taxes in HB 2391 not guaranteed for Medicaid, will raise healthcare costs for Oregonians Salem, OR — Today, Representatives Sal Esquivel (R-Medford), Cedric Hayden (R-Cottage Grove) and Julie Parrish (R-Tualatin/West Linn) announced they’ve filed for referendum to … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:06 | Posted in Health & Human Services, OR 79th Legislative Session, Taxes, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Data Request by Trump’s Election Integrity Commission Explained for Oregon

On May 11, 2017, President Trump announced the formation of the Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. The makeup of the commission is as follows: Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States & Chair (R) Kris Kobach Secretary of … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Donald Trump, Voting | 1 Comment

Oregon Health official confirms HB 3391 funds $500k in abortions

In the following video, Rep. Stark Questions an Oregon State Health official, admits that at least $500,000 of taxpayer dollar will be used to fund abortions because of HB 3391. The questioning begins at the 2:50 mark in the video.

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Richardson joins Kobach in rejecting voter data request from Feds

In a letter to Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson defended states’ rights. Richardson told the federal government that the State of Oregon should be allowed to continued to conduct free and fair … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:24 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oregon Democrats Attempt Voter Suppression Scheme

Oregon Democrats are concerned that their abuse of power in the Oregon Legislature could be limited by Oregon voters in November 2018. Today at 3 PM, House Democrats are preparing to pass a set of amendments to SB 229 which … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:31 | Posted in 2018 Election, Uncategorized, Voting | 1 Comment

Oregon Gubernatorial Race Rated Likely Democrat for 2018

In 2016, Oregon Republicans broke their statewide losing streak. Dennis Richardson became the first Republican elected statewide since Gordon Smith won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2002. Richardson’s win led to rampant speculation about the potential of electing a … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:07 | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Take Our Official 2018 Republican Governor Primary Poll

Last month, we created a Twitter poll to test rumored candidates for the 2018 Republican Gubernatorial Primary. Based on your feedback, we’ve created a full online poll which everyone can participate in. Please take the poll and share it with … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:13 | Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Rep. Nearman: Honoring ‘innocent until proven guilty’ for my staff (Guest opinion for The Oregonian)

Rep. Mike Nearman wrote an op-ed in The Oregonian that is certainly worth reading. Those of us who run for the legislature do so because we believe in bringing about positive changes for those whom we serve. We can make … Continue reading

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Take Our Twitter Poll on Rumored GOP Governor Candidates for 2018

We’re curious who you would pick among the Republicans currently rumored to run for Governor in 2018. Take our Twitter poll and let your voice be heard. Here’s some brief information about the candidates. Knute Buehler is the State Representative from Bend (House … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:55 | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

This Conservative Refuses to Excuse or Ignore Assault

Last night, Greg Gianforte was elected to Congress from Montana’s At-Large Congressional District. In his victory speech, Gianforte apologized to Ben Jacobs, the reporter he assaulted the previous night. I am deeply disappointed in the reaction from many Republicans and … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:02 | Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

No Guarantee of Blue Wave, but Early Warning Signs Are There

My dad always told me, “A year is a lifetime in politics.” With 531 days to go until the midterm elections, there is plenty of time for things to change. However, the early warning signs are there for a blue wave. … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:28 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Knute Buehler: Urban and Rural Oregonian

At first glance, State Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend), is exactly what you’d expect from by looking at his resume. Buehler was born in Roseburg, played Baseball at Oregon State, received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, and now represents … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:58 | Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Deeply Saddened

Some may already have seen the headlines, but for those who have not, it is with deep sadness that we must report the wife of Oregon State Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr. passed away on Saturday night. Leta Baertschiger was involved in a pedestrian-vehicle collision. She was … Continue reading

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Oregon GOP Chair Files Ethics Complaint Against Mult. Co. Judge On Strong Suspicion of Having Helped A Criminal Illegal Alien Escape From ICE Through Her Chambers

  Wilsonville, OR– Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier filed an official Judicial Complaint with the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability against Multnomah County Judge Monica Herranz for her role in helping a criminal defendant to escape Federal … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:08 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Preview: Republican Post & Democrat Rayfield Launch Bipartisan Talk Show on Oregon Legislature

Oregon State Representative’s Bill Post (R-Keizer) and Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis) have released a preview of their new, bipartisan talk show. “Behind the Scenes” pulls back the curtain on the Oregon Legislature which is currently meeting at the Oregon State Capitol in … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:00 | Posted in OR 79th Legislative Session | 3 Comments

The Oregon Legislature Should Act on Internet Privacy

Update: The headline and first paragraph have been updated to reflect additional information about the history of Senate Joint Resolution 34. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Congress have created a mess of Internet privacy law. This … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:03 | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

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