Here are the endorsements from the allegedly “right wing” newspaper, The Oregonian. How can anyone in their right mind think for one second that this is a right wing paper? I put XXX’s next to the GOP endorsed candidates who are from outside the Portland-Salem population belts. These mind numbing endorsements have got to make you stop and ask if there is anyone on the editorial board who has been paying attention fo the last 2 years! Oregon’s economy is in the dumpster! The Democrats have been able to do anything they wanted for a very long time and most recently with such huge majorities embarrasing!
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LOOK AT WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE TO THIS STATE AND THEN GO OUT AND VOTE FOR THEM TO KEEP DOING IT! THEIR PROGRAMS AND IDEAS FOR OREGON HAVE NOT WORKED, CAN NOT WORK ,AND WILL NOT WORK! WHEN ARE YOU PEOPLE GOING TO WAKE UP FROM YOUR UNION CONTRACT MANDATED NAPS AND SMELL THE COFFEE ??
(I color coded this for ease of reading for all of you who only know how to make an X. Please stop putting your X next to the names with the D’s next to them…we can’t take much more and still be able to pull out of it)
U.S. Senate (Oregon): Ron Wyden (D). State’s senior senator has a powerful record and is prepared to do more on taxes, forest policy and health care.
Senate (Washington): Patty Murray (D). Combines power in the other Washington with priorities of the Northwest.
House, 1st District: Rob Cornilles (R). Everything about his background suggests a strong capacity to learn and the ability to work across lines to make an impact in Washington.
XXX House, 2nd District: Greg Walden (R). Emerging GOP leader is an effective advocate for his rural constituents.
House, 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer (D). One of the nation’s premier advocates for livability and mass transit.
House, 4th District: Peter DeFazio (D). Blunt-spoken, independent and in a position to lead the way on transportation.
House, 5th District: Kurt Schrader (D). Impressive first term and background argue for return to build influence.
House, 3rd District (Washington): Denny Heck (D). Business background would help both the district’s economy and Capitol attitudes.
District 13: Larry George (R). Skilled conservative on transportation, taxes and budgeting.
District 15: Bruce Starr (R). Essential GOP leader on transportation.
District 17: Suzanne Bonamici (D). Effective lawmaker who knows education and consumer protection issues.
District 19: Richard Devlin (D). Cerebral majority leader is among the hardest working lawmakers in Salem.
District 20: Martha Schrader (D). Former county commissioner with a long record of working across the aisle on business and agricultural issues.
District 22: Chip Shields (D). Leading voice on corrections in a Legislature that must find ways to reduce prison spending.
District 24: Rob Wheeler (R). Happy Valley mayor has spot-on experience in small business and local government. HAPPY VALLEY
XXX District 26: Chuck Thomsen (R). Veteran county commissioner understands rural Oregon, agriculture, small business and bipartisan leadership.
District 24: Susan Sokol Blosser (D). Oregon wine industry pioneer is smart and well-regarded by many in business, public safety and labor.
District 26: Sandy Webb (D). Aloha attorney offers experience on land use, elders’ rights and business formation.
District 27: Tobias Read (D). Bright, effective moderate with expertise in economic development and budgets.
District 28: Jeff Barker (D). Provides deep expertise on public safety issues and displays a strong streak of independence.
District 29: Katie Eyre Brewer (R). Certified public accountant and former chair of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has practical business experience lacking in Salem. SALEM
District 30: Shawn Lindsay (R). Appealing new candidate with specific ideas on some of the toughest issues, including pension and tax reform. HILLSBORO
District 33: Mitch Greenlick (D). Leading voice in the House on health care.
District 34: Chris Harker (D). Software company founder brings expertise on information technology projects.
District 35: Margaret Doherty (D). Appointee didn’t have much time to make mark last session, but developed relationships and pushed business-friendly legislation.
District 36: Mary Nolan (D). The House majority leader and staunch liberal is a powerful advocate for schools and human services and a good match for heavily Democratic district.
District 37: Will Rasmussen (D) Portland lawyer and first-time candidate has credible ideas on promoting lending and encourage businesses.
District 38: Chris Garrett (D). low-key, matter-of-fact style, much like that of former Rep. Greg Macpherson, whom he succeeded, suits Salem.
District 39: Alice Norris (D). Successful Oregon City mayor has proven ability to build consensus, a skill badly needed in the Capitol.
District 40: Dave Hunt (D). Powerful House speaker who pushed through tax increases now focused on job creation.
District 41: Carolyn Tomei (D). Milwaukie’s ex-mayor and a former psychiatric social worker is one of the leading voices on human services issues.
District 42: Jules Kopel Bailey (D). Strong advocate for education reforms and expanding renewable energy.
District 43: Lew Frederick. (D). Former TV journalist and member of the Board of Education remains passionate about education, the use of force by police and social justice.
District 44: Tina Kotek (D). North Portland children’s advocate is one of the accomplished young leaders in the Legislature.
District 45: Michael Dembrow (D). Proven thinker and worker proposes to expand vocational education and launch a major school weatherization program.
District 46: Ben Cannon (D). Bright and personable school teacher has won praise for his grasp of issues and ability to work well with others.
District 47: Jefferson Smith (D). Portland lawyer and founder of Oregon’s Bus Project understands the interconnectedness of jobs, education and quality of life.
District 48: Mike Schaufler (D). Blustery blue-collar advocate brings a loud but moderate voice to the Democratic caucus.
XXX District 49: Matt Wand (R). Formal, low-key attorney would be a useful addition to the Legislature on taxes, regulatory issues and spending cuts.
District 50: Greg Matthews (D). Gresham firefighter and former police officer is an earnest and enthusiastic representative of east county.
District 51: Cheryl Myers (D). A member of the North Clackamas School District Board of Directors, Myers’ infectious optimism about education is tempered by tough-mindedness in resetting budget priorities.
XXX District 52: Mark Johnson (R). Building contractor and former chairman of the Hood River County School Board has deep roots in the community and business experience.
If this is how a right wing newspaper hands out it’s political endorsements then someone needs to get ahold of these people and explain things to them because they forgot to endorse any right wingers!