2Oregon Republican Walkout

Senate Minority Leader Tim Knopp of Bend enters the Senate chambers at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on May 4, 2023.  

One third of all Oregon senators are now ineligible for another term following the 13th day of a Republican walkout in the Senate.

Six more Republicans on Thursday joined three Republicans and one conservative Independent in having at least 10 unexcused absences from Senate floor session roll calls. That triggers a new state law that bars them from another term in office.

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Long and Variable

'He’s a key player in Republican fundraising and campaign direction in Oregon.'

So, he's responsible for the abysmal campaign results of the ORP this last decade, I'm taking it.


My guess is that Knopp sees the writing on the wall and won't succeed in his reelection bid next year after last year's redistricting.

But... "He’s been mentioned by activists in both parties as a possible candidate for treasurer or secretary of state." That ain't happening now either!

Long and Variable

Interesting. May be.


Keep them coming. Their actions on walking out to stop the process on what they don't like is not a way to govern.

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