Democratic Fatigue in Oregon?

There is evidence that Oregon voters are showing some fatigue over Democratic management of the State It appears M97 is going to be defeated. Perhaps handily. A poll released October 17 conducted for OPB by DHM research shows 48% would vote no while, 43% would vote yes. with only 10% undecided. The cross tabs show […]


September Voter Registration Statistics

Voter registrations in Oregon continue to rise, and not just because of Motor Voter.  The total increase in voters in August was 35,643. Motor voter accounted for just 15,320 of those new voters. The increase is normal for late summer and fall in a presidential year. Here is how the three major parties are doing […]


Counting to 60 (%)

Contributions and Expenditure reports on M97 committees from October 4, 2016 Pro M97 Committees: Defend Oregon:      Raised:   $660,500      Spent:     $554,010      Balance:  $217,290 Yes on 97:      Raised:    $1,544,038      Spent:         $119,996      Balance:   $1,424,041   Anti M97 […]


M97: A canary in the coal mine?

House District 37 is held by moderate Republican Julie Parrish, but it has a +6 Democratic registration edge. It’s thought of as a swing district for that reason. But in reality it’s registration is close to Oregon as a whole (38.2% Democrat, 32% Republican 28% NAV+IPO). And is full of high turnout moderates. In a […]


One more reason the SoS race is so important

Since Oregon became a State three Secretaries of State have ascended to Governor when the sitting Governor resigned (1877, 1909 and 2015). We may be looking at another ascension of the Secretary of State to Governor If Hillary Clinton is elected President. A Pick for a Clinton Administration? There’s been speculation in Salem that a […]


Deschutes County LWV announces forums

The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County has announced it will conduct the following candidate forums and discussion sessions State Legisature Contests Date and Time: Monday, October 3rd, at 5:!5 PM Location: Deschutes County/State Building, located at 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend. Candidates to appear: House District 53:  Michael R Graham (D); Gene Wisnant […]


Voter Registration Stats. August, 2016

  September 13, 2016 August in a presidential year is conventions, parties coming together, voter registration drives and building interest in national elections. So its no surprise that membership in the Democratic and Republican Parties increased in August. What is a real shock here is the continued growth of the Independent Party of Oregon. Thats […]


Must Read: PDX Considers Inclusionary Zoning; On City Observatory

Todays best blog article: What should cities do to tackle growing housing affordability problems? Is inclusionary zoning a good way to provide more affordable housing, or will it actually worsen the constrained housing supply that’s a big cause of higher rents?   Entire article Link This article makes a case for Portland policymakers to proceed carefully when […]

View south from the Broadway Bridge on Feb. 10, 1996, at the peak of the Willamette River flooding. Photo by Steve Morgan.

AGW is real. Deniers/Skeptics can’t be leaders

I engaged in twitter patter with a candidate for Statewide office this weekend about AGW (Anthropomorphic – i.e. human cause – Global Warming). He believed that not allowing texts that included AGW denial or skepticism in High School science books was censorship. I disagreed. By the end, it was clear to me that he doubted […]

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