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Strippers and union goons, fetuses and convicts—they’re all appearing in the fierce battle for control of the Oregon House.

Observers of the Portland mayor’s race have whined about campaign tactics this year. But running for City Hall is like sipping high tea...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Two Notable Filings For The Oregon Legislature

State Rep. David Edwards (D-Hillsboro) has ended any speculation around the Capitol that he might not run again. He filed yesterday to run for the seat he's held for two terms. Unlike most of his fellow incumbents, who filed for re-election in September and October, Edwards had held off on filing his paperwork. And that led to speculation that he was too busy at the market research firm he runs ...   More
Friday, January 29, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Guess Which House District 30 Candidate Actually Has Supported a Sales Tax

Republican Shawn Lindsay and Democrat Doug Ainge are running in House District 30 (Hillsboro and North Plains) for the seat being vacated by Democrat David Edwards, who is not seeking re-election. The House Democrats have tried to tag Lindsay and several other Republican House candidates around Oregon with being in favor of a 30 percent sales tax. That effort is based on a tenuous—at best—connection ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Long-time and Big-time Democratic Contributor Writes Rare Check to Republican

For anybody who pays attention to money in Oregon politics, Win McCormack's name is a familiar one. The longtime Portland publisher (pictured above on the right with the late State Treasurer Ben Westlund at the 2008 Democratic National Convention) is always among the leading donors to Democratic candidates and progressive causes. In the past year alone, McCormack has given more than $350,000, ...   More
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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