Dr. Wehby is a smart person. While we speculated that her campaign going dark in July and August was a strategy to let things die down before a big post labor day push, it could also have been her exercising her discretion to let things play out during the summer and see how things the […]
Archive | September, 2014
By James Foster, Libertarian Candidate for Congress, 1st District, Oregon Like 85% of the American public, I disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job and, like many of them, I believe that wholesale change is needed. Many people, including a majority of millennials, say that they would vote for a socially liberal, […]
UPDATE: On April 30, 2015, the Oregon Supreme Court struck down the majority of the PERS changes adopted in 2013. This article was originally published September, 2014 and addressed the options for the State should the PERS portion of the “Grand Bargain” fail to withstand court challenge. Originally published 9/14/14; Republished 5/1/15 When there is a […]
The August voter registration numbers are in. And the Independent Party of Oregon is the fastest growing political party in the State of Oregon Not the fastest of all the minor parties. Not the highest growth rate as a percentage of the party total. The Independent Party of Oregon registered more new members than any […]
The Independent Party of Oregon will conduct an online member survey on Oregon Ballot measures starting this week. The survey will likely include the more contentious ballot measures before Oregon voters. Only party members may participate in the survey.
Why am I running? By: Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, Libertarian Candidate for Oregon State Senate, District 15 I am running for Oregon Senate District 15 because I learned from my husband Kyle Markley’s 2012 campaign for Oregon House District 30 that a minor party candidate can make a difference. Minor party candidates can be very effective in […]
At the Eugene City club debate on Measure 90 last week, Representative Phil Barnhart acknowledged that Oregon voters were increasingly unaffiliated with either major party. He agreed that something needed to be done to address the fact that so many Oregon voters were not participating in elections. He noted that Democratic House Majority leader Representative […]
Last week Chuck Riley was busy working the phones telling voters and supporters that his campaign’s internal polling showed a dead heat between he and Sen. Bruce Starr for SD-15 in Washington County. Riley lost to Starr in 2010 in SD-15 by 4.5% – or 1,849 votes. The 2014 match up features the same candidates […]
ARTICLE UPDATE: 9/4/14 10:45 AM: After receiving a comment from Tom Powers of the Oregon Senate Democrats pointing out that Caitlin Mitchel-Markley is the Libertarian candidate running in SD-15. This post will be updated and reposted after further review.
Independent candidate Greg Orman (Kansas) has just received a huge boost in his race for US Senate in heavily Republican Kansas. Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the election leaving independent Orman to face Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in November. The key takeaway from this for Oregon Republicans should be that in a […]