Video: The Mayoral Candidates On Independence

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Last week, WW began posting clips from its endorsement interview with the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady. The first video showed the candidates offering their takes on the proposed Oregon Sustainability Center.The second had them respond to a tough question on campaign finance.Today's ...   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Corey Pein

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Sustainability Center

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Last week, the three leading mayoral candidates came to WW's office for a joint endorsement interview. Although the three—State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady—agree on many issues, one that provides some useful contrast is the proposed $62 million Oregon Sustainability Center. That project, a joint venture between the City ...   More
 
Monday, April 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Your Money's No Good Here! Mayoral Candidates On The Campaign Cash Chase

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It's almost election time, which means WW's conference rooms have been busier than usual, with all the candidates coming for endorsement interviews.Last week, WW hosted the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady. (The other candidates on the ballot were interviewed separately.)Yesterday, we posted ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 COREY PEIN

New Poll Shows Hales Up, Brady Down, Smith Second In Portland Mayoral Race (Updated)

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A new poll by DHM Research shows Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales leading Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith by a wider margin. KPTV and OPB News, which commissioned the poll, have published the results on their websites.The results, which show Smith steadily gaining share as Brady lags, show similar trends as an Oregonian/KGW poll released last week. But a SurveyUSA poll also released last week ...   More
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 COREY PEIN

Scrubbing All Their Jobs Talk

Everyone running for City Hall wants to help Portland’s economy. But not all their claims of being “job creators” add up.


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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants you to believe she has created jobs in Portland...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

UPDATED: Latest Poll Confirms Smith's Momentum in Mayor's Race

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A new poll in the Portland mayor’s race shows that state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) is surging in the campaign’s final days. The survey suggests city commissioner Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady have gained little ground with voters since last month. The SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU and released Monday afternoon shows Brady with 28 percent, Smith with 27 and former City Commissioner ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Pink Box Shocker: Write-in Candidate Wins Voodoo's Mayoral Doughnut-Eating Contest

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For the third consecutive election cycle, Old Town on Friday night witnessed one of the most extraordinary traditions in the race for Portland mayor: the Voodoo Doughnut eating contest.All three major mayoral candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith—appeared and paid homage to the 24-hour doughnut phenomenon run by entrepreneurs Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson."They're ...   More
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

It's a Dead Heat in the Portland Mayor's Race

New Poll: Smith Surging, Hales Improving, Brady Stalled

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The race for Portland mayor is a dead heat, with a new poll showing that state Rep. Jefferson Smith is gaining late momentum, and that businesswoman Eileen Brady is making no progress with voters despite spending nearly $1 million on her campaign.The poll was conducted by DHM Research for Oregon Public Broadcasting and Fox-12. The survey asked 400 likely Portland voters whom they would ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Mayoral Money: Brady Passes Million-Dollar Mark

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Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady has now officially eclipsed the $1 million mark in fundraising for the May primary, state filings show. That's a big number for any city race and particularly impressive considering Brady is a first-time candidate. Her opponents, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) have raised $569,000 and $451,000 respectively, since the ...   More
 
Thursday, April 26, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Smith Tax 2008 Tax Return In Line With Other Years

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A couple of weeks ago, the three principal mayoral candidates turned over their personal income tax returns. At the time, Eileen Brady turned over returns from 2008, 2009 and 2010 as did Charlie Hales. But State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), only provided returns for 2009 and 2010. The missing 2008 return piqued our curiosity—did Smith win the lottery that year or did Smith, who has a history ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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