Archive | October, 2015

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Grading the Dem. SoS candidates on Campaign Finance Reform

While many were watching the Republican Presidential debate last night, yesterday another important candidate debate was posted online for viewing. The Democratic Party Summit October 18th in Sunriver featured a debate between the Democratic candidates for Oregon Secretary of State. Commissioner Brad Avakian, Senator Richard Devlin and Representative Val Hoyle. A video of the entire part […]

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Why labor should take a close look at the IPO

Last weekend at the  AFL-CIO’s annual convention the three Democrats running for Oregon Secretary of State made their pitches for union support. As reported in the Oregonian by Denis Theriault  during a question and answer session,  “Union delegates fretted over the rise of the Independent Party of Oregon, which qualified as a major party this […]

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Oregon House of Representative Ratings

Reagan Knopp has built a nice website for blogging. It  includes a page called Election HQ that  acts as a one stop shop to check out the latest on who is running for what office in Oregon a well as some links to other sites (Including an article from Oregon Outpost. Thanks Reagan). He recently […]

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I was in Salem at a meeting in the State Capital at 10:40 AM Thursday October 1st when the Umpqua Community College shooting  occurred. All of the cell phones of the elected officials and their staff  went off. They announced the news to the rest of us at the meeting. My heart sank and I […]

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