Election 2022

COMMENTARY

Republican candidates for Oregon governor chasing small slivers of voters

BY: - April 18, 2022

Just 5.3 percent of the vote theoretically could produce the next Republican nominee for Oregon governor, far fewer votes someone would need to be elected state senator in the fall. The primary winner likely will get considerably more than that, of course. But since every candidate on the ballot will pick up at least a […]

COMMENTARY

Democrats learn to wave at the log trucks in rural Yamhill County

BY: - April 15, 2022

Six of the leading Democratic primary candidates in Oregon’s new Congressional district have more in common than their largely indistinguishable policy agendas. Each of them has spent at least half a day, some a full nine hours, touring Yamhill County and driving old logging roads with the county’s only Democratic commissioner, Casey Kulla. Yamhill County, […]

Poll: No clear frontrunner in GOP primary for Oregon governor

BY: - April 14, 2022

Few Republican candidates for Oregon governor have managed to develop significant support from voters, according to a poll conducted this week.  A survey of likely Republican voters by Salem-based Nelson Research found that more than two out of three  are undecided with less than two weeks to go until county election offices begin mailing ballots […]

Poll: Kotek leads Read in Democratic governor primary, many voters undecided

BY: - April 14, 2022

Former House Speaker Tina Kotek leads state Treasurer Tobias Read in the Democratic primary for governor, but the majority of Democratic voters haven’t decided who to support, according to a poll released Thursday by the Read campaign. Between April 7 and 11, California-based FM3 Research surveyed 653 registered voters who are likely to vote in […]

Official ballot site election

Oregon officials strive to rebuild trust in elections as 1 in 5 don’t believe 2020 results

BY: - April 14, 2022

About one in five Oregon voters, including about half of Republicans, believe voter fraud changed the results of the 2020 election. That’s one result of a February survey from the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, a nonpartisan public opinion research organization, which also found that Oregonians are sharply divided over how to describe an attack […]

Republicans running for Oregon governor defended the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. One was there

BY: - April 12, 2022

A panel of Oregon Republican candidates for governor, including one currently facing federal criminal charges for assaulting police officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, uniformly insisted recently that the events of that January day were a righteous protest. Reed Christensen, Brandon Merritt, Tim McCloud, Kerry McQuisten, Amber Richardson, Bill Sizemore and Marc […]

House Democrats’ PAC buys ads for Carrick Flynn in CD6, irks other candidates

BY: - April 11, 2022

A political action committee affiliated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is spending close to $1 million on TV ads for a Democratic candidate in Oregon’s new congressional district. The other candidates aren’t pleased. The race for the Democratic nomination in the new 6th Congressional District  – encompassing Salem, portions of Portland suburbs and all of […]

Republicans vow to restore timber industry, protect ag if they win Oregon governor’s race

BY: - April 8, 2022

HILLSBORO – Under a Republican governor, many state employees would lose their jobs and Oregon would favor farmers and ranchers over environmental interests, 11 GOP candidates indicated at a debate Thursday night.  The candidates – a mix of local elected officials, business owners and political activists – are among the 19 Republicans vying for their […]