More Hales Backers Gave Big Just Before Pledge To Cap Contributions


Last week, WW reported that mayoral candidate Charlie Hales kept taking big checks from influential supporters in the days before he announced that he'd limit contributions to $600 and would not take any out of state money in his bid for the Nov. 6 general election.The timing wasn't immediately obvious because, at this stage in their campaigns, candidates have 30 days to report contributions. Hales ...   More
Monday, July 23, 2012 COREY PEIN

Murmurs: Capping the Campaigns

Charlie and the Contribution Factory.

Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales shook up the Portland mayor’s race against Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) by announcing June 21 he would limit contributors to $600 and not accept out-o   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

UPDATED: Hales Pledges To Cap Campaign Contributions


Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales today announced he would limit donations to his campaign, and challenged his rival, state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland), to do the same."From now on," Hales said in a campaign press release, "this campaign will only accept contributions up to $600 and all from within the state of Oregon. And I call on Jefferson Smith to join me."The limits are somewhat ...   More
Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Corey Pein

A Growing Oregon Loophole

Independent campaign expenditures here are soaring—and invisible.

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An army of canvassers hit the streets in April and May to rescue state Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) from defeat. Many of the workers knocking on doors for Schaufler in the May 15 primary w   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Video: Fritz Explains How She Differs From Nolan

Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan

The mayoral race may be the most prominent electoral contest that Portland voters will see on the May 15 primary ballots, but the City Council race between incumbent Commissioner Amanda Fritz and State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) is just as closely contested.In this clip from WW's endorsement interview with Fritz and Nolan, we asked the candidates explain what they see as their fundamental differences. ...   More
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Corey Pein

Good News for Hales, Smith: TV Ads Are Cheap This Year

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As WW reported last week, mayoral candidate Eileen Brady is outspending her primary opponents by a wide margin—her $824,000 is more than what Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith have spent, combined—and she's spent $233,500 of that on television ads. Her ads moved into heavy rotation last week, with Brady loaning her campaign $40,000. She looks positioned to push her mayoral foes off viewers' TV ...   More
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brady Self-Funding As TV Ad Bills Come In


Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady paid a big bill for her television ads today—$112,500 to the Snyder Pickerill Media Group of Chicago—and also disclosed lending her campaign $40,000. As WW reported in its print edition today, Brady has far outspent her two principal competitors, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland). The television expenditure brought ...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Switching On

Mayoral candidates retain enough cash to have an impact as the campaigns hit the airwaves.

There’s a little more than two weeks before May primary ballots go out, and the contest for Portland mayor remains wide open. The most competitive mayoral primary in 20 years comes down to this:   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Elephant In The Room

The GOP still holds a fundraising edge.

With less than two months until the May 15 primary, Republican candidates continue the strong fundraising they started last year (“Reversal of Fortune,” WW, Nov. 9, 2011).  From 2007, w   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Brady Returns Check From Convicted Felon


Earlier this year, mayoral candidate Eileen Brady rejected a campaign contribution from former U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.), who resigned office in 1995 over a sexual misconduct scandal. That was an awkward move, because Brady had personally solicited a contribution from Packwood's wife, the political consultant Elaine Franklin. But while Packwood's money may not have been acceptable to Brady, her ...   More
Monday, March 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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