A state administrative law judge has revoked $77,000 in fines a Portland election official slapped on City Council candidate Rene Gonzalez for accepting a steeply discounted rent on his downtown campaign office.
In a matter of weeks, a wealthy Portlander named Aaron Boonshoft, largely unknown in progressive political circles, has become the largest financial backer to challengers hoping to unseat district attorneys in Washington and Marion counties. He's also backed a measure that would decriminalize sex work in Oregon.
Oregon Sen. Betsy Johnson, a longtime Democratic legislator running as an unaffiliated candidate, has raised more than $2 million in her bid to become the next governor of Oregon, according to new campaign finance reports.
Oregon congressional candidate and hero soldier Alek Skarlatos formed a nonprofit to advocate for veterans after he lost his 2020 race. But the group, which Skarlatos seeded with $93,000 in leftover campaign funds, has done little since then to advance that cause.