Early look at Oregon’s 2016 elections

by Dan Lucas Besides voting to elect the 45th president of the United States next November (2016), Oregon will also be electing one of our two U.S. senators (6-year terms), all five of our U.S. representatives (2-year terms), the Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:11 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, House Races, Oregon House, Oregon Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, State Treasurer | 20 Comments

Knute Buehler mulls run for Oregon governor

by NW Spotlight Dr. Knute Buehler, a Republican state representative from Bend, announced in a newsletter yesterday that he is considering a run for Oregon governor in 2016. He plans to decide by the end of September. “In 2016, we … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:54 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon House, Oregon Secretary of State | 12 Comments

Gov. Brown’s partisan Sec of State appointment

by NW Spotlight Gov. Kate Brown (D) appointed Jeanne Atkins yesterday as Secretary of State to fill the vacancy created by Brown becoming governor in the wake of the Kitzhaber resignation. The Statesman Journal reports that Atkins “has a long … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:13 | Posted in 2016 Election, Abortion, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State | 13 Comments

Oregon Dems’ scandals & investigations

by NW Spotlight OK, this is just getting overwhelming. There were already 4 different federal investigations into the quarter of a billion dollars wasted on the Cover Oregon disaster, and now there are more federal and state investigations as part … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:55 | Posted in 2014 Election, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Secretary of State, Scandals | 270 Comments

No wonder Gov. Kate Brown wants to punish the whistle blowers!

by NW Spotlight A few days ago we reported on Gov. Kate Brown’s chilling moves to silence & punish state employees who refused to delete Kitzhaber emails. KATU is reporting today on new findings about Kitzhaber’s dealings in those emails, … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:44 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 33 Comments

Kate Brown is now Oregon Governor

by NW Spotlight Democrat Kate Brown was sworn in this morning as the new Oregon Governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who resigned amidst a cloud of federal and state investigations. Brown had been serving as the Oregon Secretary … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:30 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 2 Comments

Kitzhaber resigns!

by NW Spotlight Just two days after a bizarre flip-flop which ended with Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber stating definitively “I am not resigning. I have a job to do,” Gov. Kitzhaber has indeed resigned. The announcement came in an email shortly … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:21 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 420 Comments

How close is a Kitzhaber resignation?

by NW Spotlight BREAKING: Thursday – Feb 12, 2015 Governor sought to destroy emails Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss: Gov. John Kitzhaber’s Office Sought To Destroy Thousands of His Emails USA Today: Oregon gov. sought to destroy emails, report says Cylvia … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:48 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 470 Comments

Oregon Sec of State: It’s OK if Democrats do it

by Jacob Daniels Cronyism is Alive and Well in Oregon: Patricia McCaig Decision Diminishes Transparency in State Elections On September 24, Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss reported that an advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber, named Patricia McCaig, was “working off the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 622 Comments

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

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

New Knute Buehler ad: Time for a Change

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

PolitiFact on Kate Brown: Mostly False

by NW Spotlight Kate Brown likes to claim in her speeches around the state that she does three jobs for the price of one, compared to our neighbor to the north, Washington. She makes the same claim on Oregon’s Secretary … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:58 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 20 Comments

Knute Buehler proposes reforms to PERS and the Audit Division

Knute Buehler for Secretary of State Knute Buehler, Republican Party and Independent Party nominee for Oregon Secretary of State, announced proposed reforms yesterday to improve the office’s auditing functions and to improve the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). Buehler was … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:48 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 21 Comments

Knute Buehler’s campaign continues to gather momentum

Knute Buehler for Secretary of State Buehler Momentum Increases: Passes $800,000 in Fundraising; Draws Oregonian Editorial Board’s Attention on PERS Reform Knute Buehler’s campaign continues to gather momentum as signaled by strong fundraising over the past six weeks. His call for the … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:54 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 226 Comments

Kate Brown is at it again

by NW Spotlight In the most recent example of either incompetence or partisan manipulation, Secretary of State Kate Brown has put her stamp on the May 15, 2012 online Primary Voter’s Pamphlet. When voters first go into the voters’ pamphlet, … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:27 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 30 Comments

More incompetence by Secretary of State Kate Brown

Knute Buehler for Secretary of State Candidate for Secretary of State, Dr. Knute Buehler, released the following statement yesterday after a story published Sunday in The Oregonian highlighted a lack of fiscal oversight by the Secretary of State’s Audit Division.  The Division’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 11 Comments

Norma Paulus endorses Knute Buehler for Secretary of State

Former Secretary of State Endorses Potential Successor PORTLAND, Oregon – Norma Paulus, Oregon’s last Republican Secretary of State, has officially endorsed Knute Buehler’s bid for Oregon Secretary of State in 2012.  Paulus was the first female to hold that office … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:37 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 261 Comments

Radio Drama: How Kate became Korrupt

The Bill Post Radio Show The The Bill Post Radio Show had a little fun this week poking fun at the trials and tribulations of Secretary of State Kate Brown, and speculated on how she came to make such a mess … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:32 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 3 Comments

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