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Oregon Considered

Westlund Plans To Run For Governor as Independent

February 14, 2006

0214_westlund.jpgOregon state Senator Ben Westlund announced Tuesday that he's dropping his Republican party affiliation and launching an independent bid for governor.

Westlund has represented Bend in the Oregon legislature for nearly a decade.

In a press conference at the state capitol he said the state is, in his words, "mired in mediocrity because extreme partisanship too often trumps good public policy."

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered
Another Gloomy Valentine For Portland Schools
A New Option In The Old Diaper Debate
A Valentine's Day Commentary by Ronault Catalani

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Great show today (Feb. 14). When will the segment with the fellow talking about Valentine's Day be available on the web? I almost drove off the road.

Posted by: David Dodson at February 14, 2006 05:24 PM

Hi - I'd like to know who the person was with a poem about Valentine's Day? He was described as a "Willamette Valley" poet and he was talking about the songs from K-Love being a sound track for his new found love. The bands featured included the Bee Gees and the Archies - he sounded a lot like Andrei Coredscu, but Andrei lives in New Orleans (doesn't he?) it was around 5PM.

Posted by: Julie Scott at February 15, 2006 12:38 PM

Julie and David,

It's up there now. Click on the Valentine's Commentary headline above then on the Listen mp3 link and you should get it.

Michael Clapp
OPB Web Editor

Posted by: Michael Clapp at February 15, 2006 03:42 PM

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