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Articles relating to Oregon’s Third Parties or concepts, ideas relating to third parties in general


Could SoS decision on IPO presidential process hand Oregon to Trump?

Background: Last year, the Independent Party, having reached major party status, notified the Secretary of State that it was opting out of the Presidential election. The IPO is a state based party with no ability to convene a national convention or participate in any other Party’s election. It made no sense to waste taxpayer time […]

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PR Machine for Candidates and Elected Officials

Ultimate PR Machine for Elected Officials and Campaigns

[Update – Heather Carson here, the creator of the Ultimate PR Machine. Wanted to thank you for mentioning the course – but also to let your audience know if they have any questions on the course, to feel free to reach out. I know they’ll find it extremely effective] File this under newby candidate resources. Every […]

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Fair. Vote

OR Equal Vote Conference

Almost a hundred people attended The Equal Vote Conference  held at the University of Oregon Law School Saturday October 4th Former Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer greeted the attendees/ The conference focused on election reforms and featured a debate between proponents and opponents of Measure 90 (top two primary). The conference opened with explanations of two main […]

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Increase in Voting Restrictions Linked to Rise in Non-Party Voters

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 […]

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Working Families Party nominates Independents

Independent Party or Oregon candidates Chuck Lee (HD-25) and Andrew Kaza (SD-16)  received nominations and Sal Peralta got the endorsement for the non partisan County Commissioner seat in Yamhill County from the Working Families Party of Oregon it was announced last week. Independent Chuck Lee has also received the nomination of the Democratic Party of […]

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Voter Registration Changes: July 2013 – July 2014

Haven’t done a 12 month review of voter registration patters and trends in a while, and given the Secretary of States recent hiccups compiling voter registration statistics for July, I think it’s important to remember and review the longer term trends rather than focusing on a single month. Total voter registration went down during this […]

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Kevin Talbert

Meet Kevin Talbert

Independent Party nominee for Jackson County Board of Commissioners When no Democrat  ran in the May primary for Jackson County Commissioner, Republican Colleen Roberts won not only the Republican nomination, but the Democratic nomination as a write in candidate. Meaning that it appeared Jackson County residents would have a single candidate on their ballot in […]

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