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Articles relating to Oregon’s major political parties


Failed national leadership leads to civic disobedience/sanctuary cities

Americans have a history of engaging in civil disobedience and publicly defying laws that are seen as unjust but which have for some reason proven to be difficult to change through lawful means. Civil disobedience is commonly accepted as honorable so long as protesters remain peaceful and are willing to bear the legal consequences of […]

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Will Val Hoyles bill eliminate open primaries?

April 8th, 2015 The House Rule committee is holding a hearing today on Rep. Val Hoyle’s primary election same day registration bill for major parties. (HB3500). Some people erroneously refer to HB3500 as an “Open Primary Bill”. It does not create an open primary. All it does is allow non affiliated voters (NAVs) to register […]

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Could top Dem. consultants be shut out in 2016?

Is Nigel Jaquiss holding gigabytes of Kitzhaber administration emails and sorting the data into “articles to come”? That’s what an inside source suspects.  And it’s why the source speculates that the top political consultants and operatives inside the former Kitzhaber administration will have a difficult time landing any of the plum political gigs in 2016. From […]

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Independent Caucus meets in The State Capital

February 24th, 2015 In another first for the Independent Party, IPO cross nominee Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend) convened an Independent caucus in the State capital yesterday. The 12 Attendees had received the cross nomination of the Independent Party and included both Democrats and Republicans, and members of both the house and Senate. The attendees agreed […]

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Jan. 2015 Oregon Voter registration #s. IPO has more members than previously reported by SoS

February 19th, 2015 Today the Oregon Secretary of States office released it’s January, 2015 Voter registration report showing the IPO had 109,104 members. Exceeding the 5% major party threshold by 366 members. Interestingly, It was on February 9th, that the Secretary of State office verified that the Independent Party of Oregon had reached major party status […]

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Kitzhaber Standing by Willamette River

+1 Governor Kitzhaber’s Resignation

“With another revelation in the ongoing Kitzhaber / Cylvia Hayes scandal you have to come to the realization that this is not going to end anytime soon. Even if no other revelations surface, the fallout from this will last years. Investigations, depositions, legal maneuvering, questions of guilt on many levels. It will follow Governor Kitzhaber […]

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