Portland mayor, both GOP Senators recall efforts failing

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon


California Governor recall efforts are not the only recall campaign in the West that is not working.  Three in Oregon join the list:

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, was one of two Senate Republicans targeted for recall because certain gun rights advocates wanted Senators to boycott the Session to stop a gun control bill instead of just voting no. OPB reports, “With a deadline to collect 8,289 valid signatures fast approaching Monday afternoon, the chief petitioner behind the recall told OPB the effort [to recall Findley] had failed.” A recall of Senate Republican Leader Fred Girod, R-Lyons, was previously pitched as it did not gain traction this summer.

On a different level the recall effort at Portland Mayor Tom Wheeler also appears to be struggling.

The Willamette Week reports, “The campaign had 90 days to collect just under 48,000 valid signatures. The recall effort’s clock runs out Oct. 6. Right now, says campaign manager Audrey Caines, just under 13,000 signatures have been collected. That’s not even one-fifth of the necessary signatures to get the recall on the ballot this fall, assuming all the signatures are valid, which is generally not the case…The first signs the recall campaign might fall short came Aug. 11, when the recall campaign announced it had collected just under 6,000 signatures in the first month of its effort”

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