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Mannix Refuses To Endorse Erickson (Oregon primary aftermath)
CBS News ^ | May 21, 2008 | Josh Kraushaar

Posted on 05/24/2008 3:08:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Kevin Mannix, who lost in the Republican primary in Oregon's 5th District to businessman Mike Erickson, will not be endorsing his rival - a serious blow to the Republican party's chances of holding the very winnable open seat, currently held by retiring Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.).

"I will not support him because he's a dishonest person and that's my bottom line," Mannix told the Politico. "I cannot support a dishonest campaign. I need to stick to my principles here, and he'll have to deal with it. That doesn't mean I'm endorsing or supporting the Democrat, but I'm not doing anything for him."

Erickson defeated Mannix by a four-point margin, 49 to 45 percent in what was a bitter primary campaign largely defined by Mannix's allegations that Erickson paid for an ex-girlfriend's abortion nearly a decade ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Oregon; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; hooley; or2008

1 posted on 05/24/2008 3:09:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Salvation; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; Impy; ...

If the charges are true, than Erikson should drop out. Whatever the case, if I were an Oregon Republican, I would never support Mannix for another office ever again.


2 posted on 05/24/2008 3:11:28 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Karl Marx supported free trade. Does that make him a free market conservative?)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Mannix? Then what about the delectable Peggy Fair?
3 posted on 05/24/2008 3:19:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Just because you're running for President doesn't mean that you are the center of the universe")
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To: Clintonfatigued; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; Impy; Darren McCarty; darkangel82; Kuksool; ...

That primary was a sideshow. What a shame. We just blew that seat that was ripe for the taking. I wish we could get Erickson out of it and replace him with State Sen. Jackie Winters (despite her age). She’d be above the fray and would be the best shot at the open seat. :-\


4 posted on 05/24/2008 3:49:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Clintonfatigued; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
Erickson, I don't like you. You're goin' down.
posted on 05/24/2008 6:49:51 PM EDT by Mannix (You can get killed out there.)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; Doctor Raoul; driftdiver; fanfan; Girlene; GunsAreOK; Jimmy Val...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


5 posted on 05/24/2008 3:55:31 PM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

Pls add me to your ping list, Mr BufordP. Thanks in advance.


6 posted on 05/24/2008 4:04:49 PM PDT by do not press 2 for spanish
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To: do not press 2 for spanish

Hehehe...Will do. Adding you to my [wink, wink, nudge, nudge] “Oregon politics” ping list.


7 posted on 05/24/2008 4:13:38 PM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

It’s always amusing to find out what those wackos are doing, on the Left Coast, Mr BufordP.

***wink, wink, nudge, nudge]***


8 posted on 05/24/2008 4:16:48 PM PDT by do not press 2 for spanish
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Mannix, Cannon, FBI, McCloud, McMillian & Wife, and Bannacek (spelling)... all these shows rocked.

Believe many were Quinn-Martin Productions... awesome


9 posted on 05/24/2008 5:08:13 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sore loser. But if the guy paid for an abortion he should admit it and step aside. To me that makes him unfit to serve, especially if he doesn’t ‘fess up and talk about his reasoning at length.


10 posted on 05/24/2008 5:11:27 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Let me guess: Erickson is a conservative, and Mannix is a moderate?


11 posted on 05/24/2008 5:40:15 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I haven’t followed this, but honestly — if every politician is held to such standards, we will weed out a lot of good people who have CHANGED and grown up and matured over the years.

I’d hate to have my early twenties examined with a fine-toothed comb, and then be declared incapable of doing my current job based on stupid things I have done.

Isn’t life a learning process? Do we ALL start out perfect, right from the get-go? I wasn’t even a conservative then ....


12 posted on 05/24/2008 5:46:06 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Erickson got a girl pregnant, then took her to the front door of Planned Parenthood for an abortion. He is not a Republican in my way of thinking.

Doesn’t deserve to be elected for his falsehoods.


13 posted on 05/24/2008 6:02:30 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Clintonfatigued; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; ...
Oregon Ping

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Oregon Ping List.

14 posted on 05/24/2008 6:04:57 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

**Erickson is a conservative, and Mannix is a moderate**

Wrong.

Mannix is pro-life and Erickson is pro-choice.

Now it’s your choice.


15 posted on 05/24/2008 6:07:06 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
This is Oregon we're talking about here - I'm not entirely sure what an R means in this state. So whether there's an R next to a politician's name or not, does it make any difference in actual policy or legislation?

Maybe it does and I'm just being cynical...

16 posted on 05/24/2008 6:12:51 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Write in: Fred Thompson)
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To: Trajan88

And Rockford Files.


17 posted on 05/24/2008 6:40:52 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Salvation
Erickson got a girl pregnant, then took her to the front door of Planned Parenthood for an abortion.

Haven't followed it in the past couple of days, because I'm so disgusted with both of them. Is Erickson still denying it?

18 posted on 05/24/2008 6:41:57 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Salvation; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Erickson is pro-gun and Mannix is anti-gun!

Mannix would never get my vote for anything!


19 posted on 05/24/2008 7:07:16 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Inspectorette

No, he finally admitted part of it was true — you know how politicians are. I won’t vote for him. I will probalby write something else in because I sure as heck won’t vote for the dimocrat.

So glad to not have Hooley there. But I understand she is quite ill and needs our prayers.


20 posted on 05/24/2008 7:14:52 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: the anti-liberal

You are not being cynical. The (R) in Oregon has not really meant anything since we had Governor Tom McCall.


21 posted on 05/24/2008 7:16:06 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Personally, I'd like to take back our education system so real, intelligent - and conscious - individuals can bring *genuine* change.

Please, wish me luck.

22 posted on 05/24/2008 7:28:04 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Write in: Fred Thompson)
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To: Salvation

Well, I figured it was worth a guess. Usually, these spoiled pantywaists who refuse to support the winners are moderate republicans, while the primary winners are conservatives. Conservatives go out of their way to support moderates, usually, but when the shoe is on the other foot, the moderates are out to lunch.


23 posted on 05/24/2008 7:57:15 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: BufordP

I’ll get over it, happily!

Thanks...


24 posted on 05/24/2008 8:20:40 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, I guess, Mr. Mannix, if there is “no balm in Gilead”, there is no integrity in OR either!


25 posted on 05/25/2008 1:47:49 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Salvation

Wasn’t Gerald R Ford a big admirer of McCall?


26 posted on 05/25/2008 1:48:52 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I clicked to reply to post 4.5 and got 4. Do you have anything to do with this witchcraft DJ?


27 posted on 05/25/2008 2:22:48 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Media, wear are the tears for Mary Jo Kopechne ?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mannix is a slimeball.


28 posted on 05/25/2008 10:01:15 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

How the heck do you get a post 4 1/2?????


29 posted on 05/25/2008 10:02:54 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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To: Impy

I’ll never tell. ;-D


30 posted on 05/25/2008 3:03:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Danae; BufordP

Mike Connors has special posting privileges on FR.


31 posted on 05/25/2008 3:05:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That must be some fancy html or something. I am in awe. :O


32 posted on 05/25/2008 7:29:13 PM PDT by Impy (Hey Media, wear are the tears for Mary Jo Kopechne ?)
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To: Impy

We could let you in on the secret, but then we’d have to kill you.


33 posted on 05/25/2008 8:04:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

DAMN, thats pretty good..... I am impressed.


34 posted on 05/26/2008 10:43:42 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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To: Theodore R.

Its not a surprise that Mannix refused to endorse Ericson. Ericson lied through his teath during the primary and fought a very nasty and slimy campaign. Sen. Gordon Smith is also refusing to endorse Ericson because he was such a blatant lier.


35 posted on 05/26/2008 5:46:18 PM PDT by dschapin
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