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Oregon Elects Kate Brown As Governor

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 7 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Kate Brown won the governor's race in the Beaver State. She will serve the final two years of John Kitzhaber's term.

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Governor's Races Could Be A Bright Spot For GOP On Election Night

NPR | Nov. 6, 2016 11:11 a.m.

Republicans are expected to pick up control in at least one or two of the 12 gubernatorial races on the ballot, and they could even hit a modern-day record of states they control.

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Kate Brown Takes A Cautious Path To Endorsing Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 7:12 a.m.

Gov. Kate Brown's endorsement of Measure 97 was not a surprise, but she took her time getting there.

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Oregon Election 2016: Ballot Quick Look

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Portland

Use our reference guide to get a better understanding of some of the measures and races on your Oregon ballot.

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Brown Sticks Close To Democratic Party Line In Her 20 Months As Governor

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown, suddenly thrust into office 20 months ago, has found success by staying close to the Democratic legislative majority.

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When The 4-Year Plan Turns Into A 2-Year Scramble: Pierce's Run For Governor

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 7:14 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon voters have elected a Democrat as governor eight times in a row, but Republicans are getting a bonus shot at the state's top office this year. 

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Obama Endorses Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Says She Is 'Getting Things Done'

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 10:45 a.m.

President Barack Obama endorses Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in a video that focuses on her ability to sign legislation that's been blocked at the federal level.

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Bud Pierce Calls For Big Cut In State Employment

OPB | Oct. 12, 2016 5:42 p.m. | Portland

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce says he can fully fund state programs — chiefly by gradually cutting 15,000 from the state workforce.

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Bud Pierce Issues 2nd Apology For Domestic Abuse Remarks

Statesman Journal | Oct. 6, 2016 7:12 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The candidate called his statement "ignorant and potentially dangerous" and said he has since been educating himself about domestic violence.

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OPB Politics Now: Special Episode On Domestic Violence Comments

OPB | Oct. 3, 2016 11:02 a.m.

On this special Monday edition of the podcast, host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB News Director Anna Griffin and Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes to talk about some controversial comments on domestic violence that came up in Friday's gubernatorial debate at the City Club of Portland.

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Brown, Pierce Spar Over Federal Land Management In Gubernatorial Debate

OPB | Sept. 25, 2016 11:12 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The two candidates took particularly different stances on federal land management.

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Oregon Candidates For Governor Confirm 5 Fall Debates

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 9:58 a.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown and Republican nominee Bud Pierce plan to debate five times from mid-September through mid-October, in three cities.

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Pierce Relying On Donors To Fund Remainder Of Gubernatorial Campaign

Pamplin Media Group | July 25, 2016 6:18 a.m.

GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce said Friday that he is unlikely to invest any more of his own money in his campaign for governor. Pierce, a Salem oncologist, has contributed $1.3 million to his own campaign

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Gov. Brown Announces Plan To Curb Gun Violence

OPB | July 15, 2016 10:24 a.m. | Portland

Brown is calling on the legislature to pass three new laws to improve gun safety in the 2017 session.

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Brown, Pierce Agree To Debate In Bend

AP | July 5, 2016 2:34 p.m. | Portland

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has agreed to face her Republican opponent, Bud Pierce, in a public debate on Sept. 24.

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Brown Not Ready To Take Stance On Business Tax Measure

OPB | June 28, 2016 3:08 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she will be taking a stance on a ballot measure that would raise taxes on businesses, but she's not yet ready to do so.

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OPB Politics Now: Oregon Gubernatorial Debates, Oil Trains, And More

OPB | June 23, 2016 3:25 p.m.

We explore the politics of oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge and discuss what to expect from the fall debates between the major candidates for Oregon governor.

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Oregon Governor Won't Debate Until September

Northwest News Network | June 22, 2016 3:09 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she won't debate her Republican challenger until September at the earliest. Brown declined an appearance at the traditional opening debate.

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State Party: Obama In Seattle Next Month For Inslee Event

AP | May 20, 2016 10:42 a.m.

State Democratic Party officials say that President Barack Obama will be in Seattle next month for a private fundraiser for Gov. Jay Inslee.

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10 Takeaways From Oregon's Primary

OPB | May 18, 2016 6:15 a.m. | Portland

Tuesday night's Oregon primary answered many political questions going forward in the state. With so many races, measures and percentages to sort through, here are 10 key takeaways from Oregon's primary.