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Politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics
A conservative super PAC with ties to the Koch brothers is buying into Oregon's Senate race. Gov. John Kitzhaber picked up some surprising donations. And a national Republican group is targeting Oregon's Legislature. Here's a look at some of the more interesting news in Oregon politics this week, and it's all about the money.
Politics Watch: Kitzhaber, Richardson square off in first debate Watch: Kitzhaber, Richardson square off in first debate
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point squared off Friday, July 18, 2014 in Oregon first gubernatorial debate. The debate was sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.
Politics GOP abandons Oregon legislative candidate with criminal record GOP abandons Oregon legislative candidate with criminal record
Republican leaders in Oregon have abandoned a legislative candidate after learning he served eight months in a Michigan jail on accusations he assaulted his mother's boyfriend and then punched her in the mouth when she tried to intervene.
Politics US transportation stalemate may cost Oregon US transportation stalemate may cost Oregon
A stalemate in Congress over transportation funding threatens to delay highway projects slated to begin next year, Oregon Department of Transportation officials said this week.
Politics Washington class size ballot measure has raised $630,000 Washington class size ballot measure has raised $630,000
The campaign for a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has already raised nearly $630,000. Most of the money is from the Washington Education Association, the statewide teachers union.