“While Washington, D.C., is falling apart, Oregonians are coming together,” the Democrat says in the video. “In Oregon, we’re choosing a different way.”
The video shows grim portrayals of President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress, and it’s followed by upbeat video of the governor and of Oregon.
In a statement accompanying her campaign announcement, Brown also touted her successes in raising the minimum wage and passing a $5.3 billion transportation package. She also highlighted her support of a bill phasing out coal-fired power and of increased investments in education.
Republicans, however, say she hasn’t done enough for education. And they criticize her for supporting a $3 billion a year tax on sales by large corporations that Oregon voters rejected last year.
Rebecca Tweed, Buehler’s campaign manager, issued a statement Monday raising another issue. She charged that there has been “an endless cycle of chaos, corruption and incompetence in and around state government” under Brown’s watch. Several agencies — ranging from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Oregon Health Administration — have had leadership changes following questions about their operations.
Brown took office after Democrat John Kitzhaber resigned in early 2015 following a government ethics scandal. She won election to the last two years of his term in 2016.