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Conger stronger against Merkley

Republican pollsters Harper Polling has released a new poll  showing that Jason Conger would be the stronger candidate in a one on one race against Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley. Harper is a relatively new polling outfit, and somewhat controversial for it’s embrace of automated polling. The poll shows that in a Conger / Merkley race, […]

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Opinion: Conger for Senate GOP nomination

Because of the rules of the Senate, and because both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate vote with unity, a Senate general election isn’t solely about which candidate you like or are closer to agreement with. It is as much about which party you like more based on their national platform and leadership behaviors. That’s […]

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Opencongress.org & Voting Similarity of Oregon Congressional Delegates

We used the voting comparison tool on Opencongress.org to look at the voting similarity of Oregon’s 5 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. We compared the 4 Democrats (Shrader, Blumenaure, DeFazio and Bonamici) to the lone Republican (Walden). No real political statement to made here, we just wanted to give web tools at opencongress.org […]

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Who’s next?

With Independent Party of Oregon member Rick Millers announcement that he is considering a run against Senator Richard Devlin in Senate District 19, the Democratic Party operatives have been all atwitter about what it means. It’s not nefarious, underhanded, or out to ruin the Democratic Party. Lets logically think about it. IPO member Chuck Lee […]

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More good news for Conger

More good news for Conger

Politico reports that Sen. Jeff Merkleys internal polling shows him beating Monica Wehby 52%-32%, and beating Conger by 50%-34%. However, keep in mind that studies have shown that internal polling is biased by an average of 6% points. More interesting is thatthe  Merkley campaign also polled the Conger / Wehby primary and found Conger leading […]

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Meet our founder. And An anti corruption package

Meet our founder. And An anti corruption package

Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great tasks both of the old parties have turned aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests, which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned […]

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Rick Miller considers challenging Senator Richard Devlin

Powerful State Senator Richard Devlin may face a challenge in November after all. Though no Republicans filed for Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn), Independent Party Member Rick Miller has formed a committee and has conducted polling to test the viability of an Independent candidacy. SD-19 registrations are: Democratic 43%; Republican 31%, Non […]

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Financial base versus voter base

The US Supreme Courts line of cases protecting virtually unlimited election spending (and likely soon to make unlimited campaign contributions protected  free speech) has greatly empowered party and candidate financiers. A relatively small number of  large corporations, unions, and wealthy donors  are a distinct financial base within each major party. And a Party’s financial base […]

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