Capitol roundup: Buehler “in” Bend, Merkley in S.C.

Highlights of political news from Salem to D.C.

SALEM — Knute Buehler officially lives in Bend, but he’s trailing Kate Brown in fundraising … Read more

Deschutes commission campaign manager has had legal problems

Unfazed, Amy Lowes says her campaign manager brings experience

The campaign manager for Deschutes County Commission candidate Amy Lowes has at least one criminal … Read more

Redmond company once identified with GOP makes big contribution to Kate Brown

With new leader, Advantage gives $50,000 to Democrat incumbent

SALEM — A Redmond company once closely identified with the Republican Party appears to have … Read more

Recess returns Walden to campaign trail

GOP Congressman attends parade, will host fundraiser

With Congress in its traditional August recess, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, has returned to … Read more

Buehler backs repeal of sanctuary state law

At odds with Brown over handling immigration enforcement by feds

SALEM — Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, the Republican candidate for governor, said Thursday that he … Read more

Capitol Roundup: House race sees big money difference

Odds and ends poke out from Oregon’s summer political doldrums

SALEM — One candidate soars while another stalls in fundraising and spending for a key … Read more

Boddie skips Council meeting as colleagues discuss censure rules

Councilor remains silent amid scandal

An empty seat in the center of the Bend City Council dais Wednesday highlighted Nathan … Read more

Buehler lays out health care plan in Bend

Proposal seeks to stabilize Medicaid funding, expand services

Rep. Knute Buehler, the Republican nominee for governor, outlined a six-point health care plan Wednesday … Read more

Bend council rules won’t allow censure of Boddie

Rules apply to council actions

Bend City Council rules prevent city councilors from officially reprimanding a colleague who’s been accused … Read more

Republicans see hope for keeping Bend House seat

Money, support going to GOP candidate in the wake of allegations against Boddie

Republicans say they’re encouraged by money and support that’s been flowing to state House hopeful … Read more

Gov. Kate Brown joins call for Boddie to drop out

Mayor Pro Tem Sally Russell and District Attorney John Hummel cite character attacks

Pressure is mounting on Nathan Boddie to drop out of his state House race and … Read more

Boddie claims groping accuser had substance abuse problems

Environmental activist says Democratic candidate groped her at bar

The Deschutes County Democratic Party can’t bump state House candidate Nathan Boddie from the ballot … Read more

Deschutes Democrats to consider replacing Boddie

Bend woman says Boddie — a doctor and Bend City Councilor — put his hand in her pants

The Deschutes County Democratic Party plans to discuss replacing Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie as … Read more

Oregon Republicans seek to stop Salem supermajorities

Bend is key to blocking Democratic dominance in Legislature

SALEM — Even before House Democrats pulled their support for Nathan Boddie, the Bend city … Read more

Boddie still doesn’t know details of allegations against him

House Democrats wanted this seat, but not if they had to compromise their values

State House candidate Nathan Boddie says he doesn’t know details of the allegations that caused … Read more

Group pulling support for Boddie cites sexist behavior, homophobic slur

But Deschutes County Democrats rally behind state House hopeful

One liberal group that plans to pull its endorsement from Bend City Councilor and state … Read more

Capitol report: Money coming in to governor candidate coffers

Campaign fundraising, backing the other guy and taxes in the news

Money and its impact on politics are at the top of the week’s political roundup. … Read more

House Dems pull support from Bend’s Nathan Boddie

Party’s nominee for Bend seat loses campaign arm’s support over alleged misbehavior

The campaign arm of the Oregon House Democrats has pulled its support from Bend City … Read more

Buehler, Walden differ on reactions to child separations

But both GOP leaders are criticized for not being vocal enough against Trump

Two top Oregon Republicans took differing positions on the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children … Read more

Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform

Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office

SALEM — On the front burner in political circles nationwide is the hot-button issue of … Read more

Voter registration trends troubling for Republicans

The 54th House District has swelled with Democrats and nonaffiliated voters

SALEM — Deschutes County has a strong claim as the linchpin of future political control … Read more

Linn County cabinetmaker wins Independent Party race for governor

Brown and Buehler fail to win ‘cross-nomination’ with state’s third major party

SALEM — A cabinetmaker from the Willamette Valley is the official winner of the Independent … Read more

Deschutes County had most expensive commission primary

General election campaigns should continue spending trend

This year’s Republican primaries for the Deschutes County Commission were the most expensive in the … Read more

‘What ifs’ haunt GOP’s 53rd House District race

Numerous factors could have swung historically close two-vote margin

There’s an old saying in politics that “close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” … Read more

Two-vote win has GOP race headed for a recount

Zika beats Schimmoller by two votes in 53rd House District

SALEM — The Republican primary for the 53rd House District is headed for a recount. … Read more

Capitol roundup: Campaign spending, the finale of a close election

Oregon state politics in the spotlight

SALEM — Big spending and a finale to the closest race from the May 15 … Read more

Forecast: ‘Kicker’ may be on its way

Strong revenue flows mean rebates are likely

SALEM — It’s still very early, but federal tax cuts and Oregon’s revised tax code … Read more

Legislature passes business tax break

Republicans slam plan by Gov. Brown as “political theater” but support the bill

SALEM — The Legislature met in a rare one-day special session on Monday to pass … Read more

Oregon Governor’s race takes off

Buehler win in GOP primary sets campaigns in motion for November

SALEM — The election returns weren’t more than 40 minutes old, and the Democrats had … Read more

Three Bend councilors endorse school board member over fellow councilor

Bend-La Pine School Board member Cheri Helt and Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie had pain-free … Read more

Campaign: Loud debate, big dollars, low turnout mark climax of primary

State Democrats to rally in Bend to launch general election races

SALEM — With the primary coming into its final Friday before the end of voting … Read more

Brown officially calls special session of Legislature

Lawmakers to meet May 21 to deal with tax issue

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown signed the paperwork to officially call a special session of … Read more

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