Skip to comments.Oregon Republican Primary Endorsements (primary is 5/20)
Posted on 05/13/2014 9:28:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
Besides the congressional seats in play this year, Democratic Senator Jeff Merkleys seat is up for reelection as well as that of Governor Kitzhaber whose job approval ratings are not that great. When reading this entry, it is important to keep in mind that this is Oregon, not exactly (at least electorally speaking) a bastion of conservatism. The bulk of the population of the state is centered along the coast and around Portland and it is this area which is the most liberal and likely to vote Democratic. Therefore, endorsements in some cases may not be the most conservative candidate- except where there is little downside to doing so. But if a less conservative, yet more electable candidate emerges (that is, a Republican who can gain some appeal in Portlandia) then that is where the endorsement will lie UNLESS they are so radically non-conservative that there is no difference between them and a Democrat in the practical sense.
For governor, there are six candidates. Tim Carr sounds way too libertarian for my liking while I could find little on Bruce Cuff. Darren Karr is just weird enough to appeal to some weird Democrats but the weirdness factor disqualifies him. Gordon Challstrom sort of had me until I read some of his harping on cell phone use by students in school as part of an educational reform package. Although student use of cell phones at school may be part of a larger problem (like discipline), one has to believe there are larger issues as concerns education. Likewise, Mae Rafferty had me until she proposed a ban on genetically modified seeds in her agriculture package. That leaves state representative Dennis Richardson as the most likely to present the greatest challenge to Kitzhaber.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
The liberal Statesman Journal endorsed Conger over Wehby. They said Wehby showed a shocking lack of knowledge on any issues other than Obamacare.
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**The liberal Statesman Journal endorsed Conger over Wehby.**
That’s something else. The Stateman Urinal stopped coming to my house a long time ago.
This is good to know, but not good enough to re-subscribe. LOL!