JIM HUGGINS TO WITHDRAW FROM RACE FOR OREGON GOVERNOR, CONSIDERS OPTIONS FOR 2022
SALEM, OR – Jim Huggins announced he will withdraw from the race to become Oregon’s next governor. “We’ve got the right message, and we’ve got the right plan,” Huggins said, “but we don’t have the donor, volunteer, and organizational infrastructure we need to punch through a crowded primary candidate field and position ourselves to win a general election.”
Huggins’ campaign was largely based on four issues including getting tough on crime, reducing homelessness, opposing the weakening of Measure 11 sentencing, and strengthening parental control over the direction of their children’s education. He continues to believe, as his internal polling shows, that these issues can unite conservatives, non-affiliated voters, and moderate Democrats to create an opportunity to end the Democrat stranglehold on the governor’s mansion which has led Oregon so far from what it can be.
“There are many ways to have an impact on elections and an impact on public policy apart from being elected governor that don’t require millions of dollars and out of state consultants,” Huggins said. “I’m currently investigating a variety of options and will decide what to do next in due course. I’m not going away. Oregon can and must be saved from bad leadership by advancing the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility in government. Such principles bring out the best in all of us.”