The campaign in support of the measures focused on the jobs the new venture would create. Several construction unions endorsed them. But backers of both measures announced three weeks before election day that they were suspending their campaign, acknowledging that the odds of passing the measures were slim.
Numerous newspapers wrote editorials endorsing a “no” vote on the measures and four former Oregon governors joined the campaign against Measures 82 and 83. The main thrust of that campaign warns against a possible gambling boom in the state.
Do you know how you’ll vote on Measures 82 and 83? What questions do you have about these ballot measures?
- Cynara Lilly: Spokesperson for the Still A Bad Idea/No on 82/83 campaign
Editor’s Note: The now-suspended campaign for Measures 82 and 83 declined our request to join us on this show.