Esquivel: Knute Buehler is the Leader Oregon Needs

By Representative Sal Esquivel My friend and colleague Knute Buehler has a well-deserved reputation for having an independent-streak and achieving bipartisan results in the Oregon House. As Knute frequently says, he likes to look beyond the narrow labels that too … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:00 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Republican Party, Republican Party | 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

Coos County is a key to victory

When I was asked by the Coos County Republican Women to speak at their monthly meeting tomorrow, I was happy to oblige, increasingly hearing how up for grabs the voters are in that part of the state. A strong showing … Continue reading

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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

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party, Voting | 32 Comments

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

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Republican Party | 10 Comments

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

Posted by at 05:52 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party, Uncategorized | 240 Comments

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

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in GOP, Oregon Republican Party | 584 Comments

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

Good for America, Too Bad for Oregon

November 4 was a good day for conservatives and Republicans everywhere – except, of course, Oregon. The election was a complete and indisputable repudiation of President Barack Obama and his policies. You can try to spin it anyway you want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, Leadership, Oregon Republican Party, Portland Politics, President Obama | 16 Comments

ORP positions on 2014 ballot measures

Oregon Republican Party State Central Committee Votes To Oppose Measures 86, 88, 90, 91 and 92 Wilsonville, OR – The Oregon Republican Party State Central Committee voted on Saturday to take the following positions on the measures that will appear on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Republican Party, Voting | 15 Comments

ORP schedules HD19 Nominating Convention, June 11th in Salem

Oregon Republican Party Process for Filling Vacancy Announced; Deadline for Candidates is Friday June 6th at 5:00 PM Wilsonville, OR – Oregon Republican Party Chairman Art Robinson announced that the Nominating Convention for House District 19, a seat formerly held by Representative Kevin … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:10 | Posted in Oregon House, Oregon Republican Party | 4 Comments

Republican Family Values

Oregon Republican Party In response to questions from Republicans around the state of Oregon, the Oregon Republican Party would like to remind everyone that the Dorchester Conference is not an official Republican Party event. It is an event founded and … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party | 26 Comments

Independent Party of Oregon: The Seinfeld Party?

Recent articles in the local newspapers are talking about the possibility that the Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) is close to attaining “major party” status by virtue of exceeding 100,000 registered members.  God knows that Oregon, like the rest of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Abortion, Economy, Education, Oregon Government, Oregon Republican Party, Public Employee Unions, Taxes | 429 Comments

Oregon has lost a great Republican: June Hartley

by NW Spotlight June Hartley  1929 – 2013 Oregon has lost a great Republican – June Hartley. June served the Republican Party for more than six decades and when she served, she served with all her heart. June started serving … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:16 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party | 2,255 Comments

Oregon Republicans are no roadblock

by Dan Lucas A commenter on a recent opinion piece by Rep. Vic Gilliam (R-Silverton) on the legislative special session expressed a concern that Republicans would be a roadblock to progress in Oregon. His comment echoed a theme I’ve heard … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Oregon Government, Oregon Republican Party | 327 Comments

New Oregon GOP Chair talks about condition of Republican Party

by NW Spotlight Newly elected Oregon Republican Party (ORP) Chair Art Robinson was interviewed recently on Focus Today by Perry Atkinson, a former ORP Chair himself. In the interview, Art talks about the state of the Republican Party, the GOP … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:19 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party | 12 Comments

Art Robinson is the new ORP Chair

by NW Spotlight Word is coming out of the Oregon Republican convention in Bend that Art Robinson has been voted in as the new Oregon Republican Party Chair, replacing Suzanne Gallagher. Art ran for ORP Chair in February of this … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:47 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party | 24 Comments

Suzanne Gallagher steps down as ORP Chair

by NW Spotlight The Oregonian is reporting that Suzanne Gallagher has resigned as Oregon Republican Party (ORP) Chair. Suzanne was elected six months ago – on February 2 of this year. She replaced Allen Alley, who made the decision not … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:39 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party | 901 Comments

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