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Tina Kotek Denounces SCOTUS Decision, Promises to Protect Abortion Access and Reproductive Freedom

Kotek: “Make no mistake: reproductive freedom is on the ballot in Oregon this year” [Portland, OR] – Today, Tina Kotek, Democratic candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: “Our right to control our own bodies and futures has been gutted. I’m furious. I’m deeply concerned for women […]

Tina Kotek Condemns Supreme Court’s Decision in Bruen

[Portland, OR] – Today, Tina Kotek, Oregon’s Democratic candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen: “Just weeks after 19 children were murdered in an elementary school in Texas, the Trump-dominated Supreme Court has issued a ruling that […]

Will There Be A Gubernatorial Forum on Gun Violence Prevention?

Tina Kotek Called for a Forum on Gun Violence Prevention Last Week, Johnson and Drazan Haven’t Responded [Portland, Oregon] – Last week, the Tina for Oregon campaign challenged Republican candidate Christine Drazan and conservative candidate Betsy Johnson to agree to an issue-specific forum on gun violence prevention policy. To date, neither Johnson nor Drazan has responded […]

Week in Review:  Johnson Touts Support of Extremist Republican, Crickets From Johnson and Drazan After Kotek Calls for Forum on Gun Violence

[Portland, OR] – This week on the campaign trail, Betsy Johnson showed her true conservative colors to voters, and Christine Drazan did what she does best: staying silent on the issues that matter to Oregonians.  Betsy Johnson Touts Support of Extremist Republican Bridget Barton On Tuesday, Betsy Johnson announced that Bridget Barton, the anti-choice, Big Lie […]

Tina Kotek Agrees to Eight Debates and Candidate Forums, Including a Proposed Forum on Gun Safety

[Portland, Oregon] – The Tina Kotek for Oregon campaign today announced that she has agreed to eight debates and candidate forums across the state. The Kotek campaign also challenged Republican candidate Christine Drazan and conservative candidate Betsy Johnson to agree to an issue-specific forum on gun safety policy, especially given Johnson’s recent flip-flopping on the […]

Oregon Women Leaders Endorse Tina Kotek for Governor

[Portland, OR] – Today, several prominent women elected officials announced their endorsement of Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. These additional endorsements from prominent leaders representing all levels of government showcase Tina as an effective leader who is ready to take on Oregon’s toughest challenges: Governor Kate Brown Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Oregon […]

Meet Oregon’s Tina Kotek, who hopes to be America’s first lesbian governor

Tina Kotek is hoping to make political history again. She became the country’s first out lesbian speaker of a state House of Representatives in 2013. She broke barriers once again by becoming Oregon’s longest-serving speaker, before stepping down in January to run for governor. Now, after winning the state’s Democratic nomination for governor last week, […]

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