Senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Statesman Journal state government reporter Gordon Friedman join guest host Julie Sabatier to talk about Oregon Republican candidate for governor Bud Pierce — what he’s like as a person, as a first-time politician, and why he says he’s no longer supporting Donald Trump. (We’ll take a similar in-depth look at his opponent, Gov. Kate Brown, in a future episode.)
This week, we also talk about Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley’s role in grilling Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf on Capitol Hill.
And as always, we have a little fun at our state’s expense with our “That’s So Oregon” segment at the end of the show.