Carpenter, a Bend-area Republican who owns a telephone answering service called Centratel, is one of 17 people running for Oregon governor. On Monday he touted his business capabilities, promised to get Oregon’s economy growing at a faster pace and criticized Oregon’s “out of control” bureaucracy and government spending.
The group at Hermiston City Hall was more interested in talking about his views on immigration, particularly a line in the brochure he handed out promising to end Oregon’s sanctuary status for “illegal aliens.”
Carpenter stated that he was only talking about removing people who had committed other crimes besides immigration-related ones.
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