Oregon candidates for governor enter final stretch of campaign
Voters should expect one last wave of messaging in the most expensive governor’s race in state history.
Democrat Tina Kotek increasingly targets a former ally in tight governor’s race: Gov. Kate Brown
The Democratic nominee for governor has been increasingly critical of Gov. Kate Brown as she tries to create distance.
Tobias Read endorses Democratic primary opponent Tina Kotek for Oregon governor
In a normal year, the endorsement would be a no-brainer. This year, however, former state Sen. Betsy Johnson has changed the dynamics.
After winning GOP nod for governor, Christine Drazan says values will unite her party
Former Oregon House Minority Leader Christine Drazan received less than a quarter of the votes in an uncommonly packed 19-person field. Despite divisions, she says Republicans will back her in November.
Tina Kotek has been dominant in Oregon politics for the last decade. That might be a problem.
No one running for governor has as much experience leading the state, but in a year when many voters are feeling surly, does the former House speaker’s success make her vulnerable in the Democratic primary this May?
Oregon Supreme Court says no to Nick Kristof’s governor candidacy
The Oregon Supreme Court says Nick Kristof, the former New York Times columnist who quit his newspaper job to run for Oregon governor, cannot appear on the state’s May primary ballot.
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek resigning to focus on governor’s race
The unexpected move leaves a leadership vacuum in the Capitol as lawmakers prepare to meet next month. Kotek is the longest-tenured House Speaker in state history.
Oregon elections officials say Nick Kristof does not qualify to run for governor
A letter of determination was sent to Kristof's campaign Thursday morning. The decision is expected to be challenged in court.
Oregon Sen. Betsy Johnson’s hefty fundraising haul starts to shape 2022 governor’s race
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.
New York Times columnist Nick Kristof forms committee for Oregon gubernatorial run
On Tuesday, Kristof officially formed a political action committee, a move that will allow him to raise money and hire staff ahead of a likely official announcement of his candidacy.