DOJ Investigating Signature Gathering By Campaign Contributor To Incoming AG Ellen Rosenblum


News
Earlier this week, WW reported that former Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Ellen Rosenblum, who will be sworn in as Oregon's first female attorney general on June 29, enters office facing potential conflicts of interest because of the large campaign contributions she accepted from marijuana interests. It turns out those conflicts will bubble to the surface immediately.WW has learned that the Oregon Department ...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Election is Coming

For the City Hall throne and other races, we reveal our picks for the 2012 primary.


Cover Story
Candidate Photography by Kenton Waltz This local election season has had all the intrigue of Game of Thrones, with scheming, betrayals...   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Brown’s Labored Credibility

A legal opinion shows the Secretary of State mishandled the labor commissioner’s race.


Politics
State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) has cause to be irate. Starr is running for state labor commissioner, a nonpartisan race that suddenly appears partisan.   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Judge Rules Against Starr; Labor Race in November

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A judge in Marion County Court today ruled against State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro). Starr sued to block Secretary of State Kate Brown from placing the election for labor commissioner on the November general election ballot rather than on the May primary ballot. Until late last Friday Starr, who is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian thought the race was in May, as did Avakian. ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Starr Files Lawsuit To Get On May Ballot: Updated

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News
State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) this morning filed a lawsuit (PDF) in Marion County Court, asking a judge there to order Secretary of State Kate Brown to place Starr's challenge to incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on the May ballot.As WW first reported yesterday, both Starr and Avakian have been working under the assumption that they would face each other in the May primary. Theirs is ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Buehler Accuses Brown of "Machine-Style Politics": Updated

Knute Buehler

News
Dr. Knute Buehler, the Bend surgeon who is challenging incumbent Secretary of State Kate Brown, blasted her this morning in an interview with WW. Buehler is upset about Brown's last minute decision to push the Labor Commissioner's race from the May election to the November ballot. Both incumbent commissioner Brad Avakian (who is a Democrat) and State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) expected to face ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bombshell: Labor Commissioner Race Pushed to November

Bruce Starr

News
State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) received what he calls "stunning" news late Friday. Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in a nonpartisan, statewide contest that both men expected to appear on the May 15 primary ballot. But when a Starr aide called the state Elections Division late Friday to confirm receipt of Starr's check and  statement for the Voters' Pamphlet, ...   More
 
Monday, March 19, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bend Surgeon Off to Strong Fundraising Start

Knute Buehler

News
Dr. Knute Buehler, the Bend orthopedic surgeon seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for Secretary of State, is showing an ability to pull in big campaign checks.Last month, Buehler, a former Oregon State baseball player and Rhodes Scholar, seeded his campaign with a $30,000 loan. But recent filings show he's pulled in another $45,000 since then, including $10,000 from Kathryn Baker of Bend and three $5,000 ...   More
 
Monday, September 12, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bend Surgeon Explores Secretary of State Race

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News
Dr. Knute Buehler, a Bend orthopedic surgeon with a glittering resume, has formed a political action committee pursuant to seeking the Republican nomination in the 2012 secretary of state's race. State filings show that Buehler loaned his campaign $30,000 to get things started.If Buehler, a political newcomer, does enter the contest to challenge incumbent Kate Brown (who is expected to seek re-election), ...   More
 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

Ta-Ta, Transparency

Elections “clean-up” bill would create a gaping loophole.


Politics
Oregon is the Wild West when it comes to campaign contributions, and there’s a bill shooting through the Legislature that would make a bad situation worse.    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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