ORP platform addresses key issues, principles

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Oregon Republican Party (ORP) Platform Caucus convened in Bend last week. Its adopted Platform encompasses nearly ten pages of thoroughly deliberated and well-stated Republican principles. The adherence of the nearly 200 delegates’ to strong Republican … Continue reading

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Allen Alley considering run for governor

by NW Spotlight Both the Oregonian and GoLocalPDX reported this week that Allen Alley is considering running for Oregon governor in 2016. The Oregonian reported that Alley “has confirmed months of political whispers that he’s seriously considering a run against … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:45 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Republican Party | 2 Comments

New poll: Conservatives outnumber liberals in Oregon

Republican Party favorability better than Democratic Party by NW Spotlight A July 2015 poll conducted by Clout Research found that conservatives outnumber liberals in Oregon. Poll respondents identified as conservatives 37% of the time, as liberals 35% of the time … Continue reading

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Oregon GOP must appeal to moderates to win

Willamette University College of Law – Federalist Society Last week the Oregon House Republicans – outnumbered, outgunned, and surrounded – fixed bayonets and charged into a six hour floor debate on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”), a backdoor gas-tax … Continue reading

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Oregon Republican Party elects new officers

by NW Spotlight The Oregon Republican Party elected new officers today at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Bill Currier is the new Oregon Republican Party Chair. He had previously been serving as Vice Chair. Jeff Mapes at the Oregonian reported … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Rise of Ideas

by Rep. Mike Nearman Get on the bandwagon First of all, I’m not a Republican because I like the color red or because I like elephants. I’m a Republican because the party articulates principles that I hold. You can look them … Continue reading

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A way forward for Oregon Republicans

by Mike Nearman It’s no secret that Oregon Republicans have had a tough time at the polls lately. Republicans haven’t won a statewide election for an embarrassingly long time. Oregon hasn’t had a Republican Governor in decades. And, like a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Initiative & Referendum, Oregon Republican Party, Voting | 54 Comments

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