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Governor Barbara Roberts Endorses Tina Kotek for Governor

Roberts Served as Oregon’s First Woman Governor, Remains a Respected Leader and Advocate for Equality [Portland, OR] – Governor Barbara Roberts, the first woman to serve as Oregon Governor, endorsed Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor at the Democratic Party of Oregon’s annual Wayne Morse Gala on Saturday.  Governor Roberts joins a strong coalition of Oregon leaders […]

Week in Review: “Longtime legislative staffer for Betsy Johnson repeatedly voiced hateful views online toward Black, Muslim and LGBTQ people,” Johnson Campaign Attacks Journalists, Lies About Campaign Questionnaires

In other news: Tina Kotek Shows She Is the Only Candidate with a Real Housing Plan and Launches Opening TV Ad of the General Election [Portland, OR] – Yesterday, The Oregonian broke the news that a long-time staffer for Betsy Johnson “repeatedly voiced hateful views online toward Black, Muslim and LGBTQ people”: “For more than eight and […]

Abortion Rights Will Be a “Potent Midterm Issue”

Kansas Ballot Measure Voted Down, First Debate Reveals Contrasts, and Johnson Campaign Lies About Not Receiving Questionnaires [Portland, OR] – This week, a ballot measure in Kansas that would have allowed lawmakers to ban abortion was rejected “in dramatic numbers and by an overwhelming margin.” Voters in Kansas sent a message to the nation: abortion […]

Tina Kotek Launches Opening TV Ad of the General Election

New Ad Highlights Tina’s Background and Her Plan to Address Homelessness Related to Serious Mental Illness and Addiction [Portland, OR] – Today the Tina for Oregon campaign launched its first TV ad of the general election.  The ad, “Food Bank,” highlights Tina’s background helping Oregonians struggling to make ends meet, including volunteering at her church’s […]

Results Are In: Three Key Takeaways from Yesterday’s Gubernatorial Debate

Kotek lays out values and vision for solving Oregon’s problems, Drazan attempts new pivot for the general election, Johnson is called out for multiple mischaracterizations [Portland, OR] – News coverage of yesterday’s opening debate of the general election highlighted three important takeaways for Oregon’s gubernatorial race. First, Republican Christine Drazan and conservative Betsy Johnson both […]

Will Betsy Johnson Speak Out Against Racist Symbols at Her Campaign Rallies?

[Portland, OR] – Yesterday, OPB’s Dirk VanderHart reported on the use of white supremacist and far-right symbols at a campaign event organized by former Senator Betsy Johnson. As VanderHart reported: “Shirts bearing the Confederate flag and ‘Let’s go Brandon’ — a coded epithet against President Joe Biden — dot the crowd, and most people you talk to […]

ICYMI: “Endorsements Hint at Shape of Governor’s Race” – Willamette Week

Oregon AFSCME President blasts Betsy Johnson for “lack of respect” for workers, says she “continuously attacked the wages and benefits of public servants like firefighters, correctional officers, nurses, and teachers” Key Points: Former House Speaker Tina Kotek, the Democratic nominee for Governor, was recently endorsed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. […]

Tina Kotek Continues to Build Momentum, Announces AFL-CIO Endorsement

[Portland, OR] – Following this week’s announcement that AFSCME has endorsed Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor, the Oregon AFL-CIO has also announced its formal endorsement of Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. The Oregon AFL-CIO C.O.P.E. (Committee on Political Education) Board, which represents over 300,000 workers, overwhelmingly voted to endorse Kotek. “The Oregon AFL-CIO is proud to […]

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