Kate Brown’s disappearing act

by NW Spotlight Now you see her, now you don’t! Oregonians were reminded the other week via Secretary of State Kate Brown’s email newsletter, “Keeping up with Kate”, that Oregon in fact still has a Secretary of State. During the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 1,261 Comments

Most Americans live in Republican-controlled states

by Josh Goodman, Stateline Staff Writer “53% of Americans live in states where Republicans control both the legislature and the governorship” Rarely has an election seemed to have clearer consequences for state government than the one just completed. (SeeStateline infographic.) The … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in 2012 Election | 1,544 Comments

Reforming Oregon’s Political Corruption

There is a political reality in Oregon that apparently continues to escape both Republicans and conservatives – the two are not necessarily consubstantial. There are simply more liberals and Democrats than there are Republicans and conservatives. It is nice to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Government, PERS, Public Employee Unions, Voting | 2,696 Comments

Rep. Chris Harker shows he has no class

by NW Spotlight First time Republican candidate Dan Mason ran a great campaign against incumbent Democratic Rep. Chris Harker (D-Washington County) in HD#34, a deep blue district with a 17-point Democratic voter registration advantage. Harker won re-election Tuesday night 64% … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon House | 38 Comments

Dems tighten stranglehold on Oregon

by Dan Lucas Tuesday’s election further consolidated what the Oregonian’s Steve Duin has called the Democrats’ “near-monopoly on political power” in Oregon. Democrats currently control all of Oregon state government except the state house, where there is a 30-30 split. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:54 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 3,187 Comments

A Bleak Election Day for Oregon Taxpayers

Election Day 2012 was not a good day for conservatives anywhere and particularly not in Oregon. The Democrats, backed by Oregon’s public employee unions, swept every statewide office. They re-took control of both houses of the state legislature. The slate … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:23 | Posted in 2012 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System, State Taxes | 518 Comments

Oregon Ballot Measure Results

Posted by at 05:55 | Posted in 2012 Election | 250 Comments

Disappointing election results

by NW Spotlight For Republicans in Oregon, it’s a little tough to find good news in tonight’s election results. Mitt Romney has lost the presidential election, all four Republican candidates for statewide races are losing, Republicans didn’t pick up any … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:35 | Posted in 2012 Election | 5 Comments

Ballot drop off deadline is 8:00 pm Tuesday

The deadline to have your ballots dropped off is 8:00 pm tomorrow evening, Tuesday November 6th. It’s too late now to mail in your ballots – they need to be dropped off to meet the deadline. Please click here for … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in 2012 Election | Leave a comment

Kate Brown breaks her $1 million pledge

by NW Spotlight Kate Brown’s expenditures are officially over $1 million, breaking her campaign spending pledge. Kate Brown spent over $1 million in her 2008 campaign because “Well, I needed the money,” but then cynically offered to limit campaign spending … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 4 Comments

Latest Bruce Starr ad: Creating Jobs

Posted by at 12:18 | Posted in 2012 Election, State Labor Commissioner | 410 Comments

New Knute Buehler ad: Time for a Change

Posted by at 09:26 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 5 Comments

Laurie Monnes Anderson voted to let violent criminals out of jail early

by NW Spotlight Even left-leaning PolitiFact has verified that Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham) voted to let violent criminals out of jail early, when she voted for HB 3508 in 2009. When HB 3508 passed, it led to untold re-suffering by victims … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:01 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

Oregon Catalyst – 2012 Voting Resource Guide

Voting Information Oregon Sec of State – ballot dropoff locations Oregon Sec of State – track your ballot Latest ballot return stats (as of 11/5/2012): Dem – 64.6%, Rep – 67.1%  (TOT – 60.4%) Statewide Votes So Far Through 11/5 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:30 | Posted in 2012 Election | 553 Comments

Oregon GOP recommendations on state ballot measures

Oregon GOP Makes Recommendations on 2012 State Ballot Measures State Central Committee Votes To Oppose Measures 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85 To Support Measures 78, 79, 84  Lake Oswego, OR – Oregon Republican Party State Central Committee met in Bend, Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Voting | 52 Comments

Kate Brown ignored voters on campaign finance reform

Knute Buehler Statement on Measure 47 Court Decision Knute Buehler, Republican Party and Independent Party nominee for Secretary of State, issued the following statement about the Oregon Supreme Court decision about Measure 47 in Hazel v. Brown: “I was disappointed … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 214 Comments

Tom Cox leads on PERS

by Eric Shierman A remarkable amount of Oregon pundits and policymakers were caught off guard by the devastating announcement by the PERS board of a whopping 45% increase in state and local government employers’ required contribution to PERS to maintain … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Public Employees Retirement System | 3 Comments

Oregon Tea Party PAC: First candidate endorsement

Oregon Tea Party PAC Art Robinson, Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District – A Champion of Smaller Government Portland, OR – The Oregon Tea Party PAC has announced their formal endorsement of Art Robinson for U.S. Congress in Oregon’s 4th District. This is … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:59 | Posted in 2012 Election, Tea Party | 25 Comments

Portland Business Alliance endorses Bruce Starr

Bruce Starr for Labor Commissioner The campaign is excited to announce another business endorsement of Senator Starr.  The Portland Business Alliance (PBA) has endorsed Senator Starr to be Oregon’s next Labor Commissioner. “Our endorsements were based on the candidate’s commitment … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:40 | Posted in 2012 Election, State Labor Commissioner | 2 Comments

Oregon small business groups support Scott Roberts

Scott Roberts for State Senate Coos Bay, OR –Scott Roberts (R-Coos Bay), candidate for State Senator in District 5, has recently been endorsed by Oregon’s leading small business associations. Both the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Oregon Small Business Association … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Senate | 247 Comments

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