Skip to comments.Mannix enters race (Oregon)
Posted on 03/09/2008 11:42:14 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former GOP state chairman Kevin Mannix made it official Thursday, entering the race for the Oregon congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Darlene Hooley.
Mannix will have to fight for his party's nomination against Mike Erickson, a wealthy businessman from Lake Oswego who ran against Hooley in 2006.
On the Democratic side, a primary contest is set between state Sen. Kurt Schrader and political consultant Steve Marks. Some unions have also been quietly floating the idea of a run by Jim Hill, the former state treasurer who ran for governor in 2006.
Mannix represented the city of Salem in the state Legislature, and is known statewide from his runs for attorney general and governor.
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Good news in Oregon. Mannix’s near-successful runs for Governor in 2002 and state AG in 2004 give him widespread name recognition.
Two-fisted tough-guy detectives usually do well in politics.
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I don't trust him as far as I could throw him while riding a cow, in a thunderstorm after a 9.5 earthquake.
I’m moving back to Oregon soon.....who else would there be to run? And, do you know who might head up the State Repub party when he’s gone?
Mike Conners stars as Mannix! Check out the soundtrack.
Mannix: “Book ‘em, Danno!” lol
loved that show
Mannix is a spoiler!
A spoiler for whom ? The Libertarians were the spoiler for him in those statewide elections.
Joe Mannix would be kicking Dem (and RINO) asses and taking names. And driving around in a Cuda Convertible with some babe in the passenger seat. :)
The question is whether he legitimately changed his view on the issue. But I’m still not sure what you meant by his being a “spoiler.”
Hopefully the primary isn’t too bloody. I’m sure the rich guy wants a return on his investment from the las election.
He runs the GOP in Oregon. Look at the state of the GOP in Oregon today. Enough said.
It ain’t great. Problem is, federally-speaking, the GOP has been at a disadvantage since the 1950s and have been dreadfully underrepresented in the House (the seat he is running for has only elected 1 Republican, Bunn, since after Denny Smith lost in 1990). Remember, too, that the party got shafted with respect to redistricting for the legislature after 2000. That wasn’t his fault, that was the fault of Kitzhaber and the liberal rodent judges. And also remember that he came the closest to winning the Governorship since Vic Atiyeh in ‘86 and the others haven’t. If he were the sitting Governor and through deliberate incompetence allowed the shrinkage to happen, I’d blame him, but he was only the party chair for a paltry 2 years, and that was beginning 5 years ago. If I had to blame someone, I’d blame the Libertarian Tom Cox for keeping him from winning both the AG and Governorships, both providing the margin of victory.
For all that I think libertarians tend to be nitwits, you almost seem to be suggesting that they haven't really got a right to run for office under their own party banner....
If he takes the primary, he’ll lose the general and have spoiled the chance Republicans have of taking Hooley’s seat.
Mannix is a perennial political whore whose only real interest is securing a sinecure for himself so he can continue to suck from the public teat while milking the lobbyists.
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