Radio talk show host Mary Starrett to run for governor

Radio talk show host Mary Starrett to run for governor
- PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland radio talk show host and anti-abortion activist Mary Starrett is planning a run for governor.

She tells The Oregonian that she'll seek the nomination of the conservative Constitution Party, which holds a nominating convention this weekend in Lake Oswego.

Starrett could pull some key votes from Republican nominee Ron Saxton.

Saxton is pro-choice, although he says he would support some limitations on the procedure, like parental notification.

Starrett hosted AM Northwest on KATU until 1997 and later had a talk show on KPDQ, a Portland-based Christian radio station.

She recently helped start an anti-abortion group, Oregonians for Life, that says it will accept no compromises on the issue.

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