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Unfortunately, you are right. Campaigning for ballot measures is an ugly business and wasteful. However, in Oregon, where ignorant people trust radio and TV shock jocks rather than the government leaders they elected to do their job, we must put up with this mess. Oregon has a great tradition of legislative accomplishments like the bottle bill, public beaches, and land use planning. The tax hikes included in measures 66 and 67 were passed by state leaders we put in office. They did their job and pissed off the conservative Republicans in this state. Out of state interests who subscribe to the conservative agenda bankrolled the process of getting measures 66 and 67 on the ballot. Once that was done, each side had to spend millions to out shout the other side, hence the misleading ads. Since you distrust the misleading fight over these important measures, I suggest you forget everything that you have read, seen or heard during the course of this campaign and trust that this issue should have never been brought to a public vote in the first place. If you do that, you will vote yes not because of any misleading ads, but because you trusted that your state of Oregon legislature did the right thing in the first place after hearing all of the arguments that are being dredged up again in this campaign.
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