RS Interview: Rob Cornilles (R CAND, OR-01).
This one is the special election called for Oregon’s First District after incumbent David Wu retired. Suddenly. Under circumstances best described as “murky.” Or possibly “neurological.” It’s a D+8 district, but the Democrats are certainly acting as if it’s in play. Rob’s a small business owner who ran against Wu in 2010 and gave the incumbent his toughest re-election fight; we talked about his chances | Read More »
Democratic shenanigans, million-dollar ad buys in OR-01.
Background: OR-01 is a D+8 district which has not gone Republican in decades. This should normally make it reasonably safe for the Democrats… except that the seat is vacant because David Wu… well. Something happened in David Wu’s head. Possibly something neurological; definitely something that caused what was at best a sex scandal and at worst… something else. So – and despite the best efforts | Read More »
Did Rep. David Wu (D, OR) rape a girl?
Sorry to put it that bluntly. It’s just that Rep. David Wu (D, OR*) has gotten increasingly erratic… actually, let us not mince words: Wu has been acting nuttier and nuttier for the last year. This RedState diary from February of this year tells what we thought was the tale: strange emails, bizarre statements, erratic behavior… and two pieces of interesting data: The first is | Read More »
CPAC 2011: John Kuzmanich.
John’s the head of the Oregon Tea Party, former Congressional candidate, and may be a possible Congressional candidate again. We talked a little of the state of the state of Oregon (which is better than you’d expect, in practical terms): There’s also some interesting bits on David Wu. Check it out. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Kitzhaber (D CAND, OR-GOV) supporter(?) punches cameraman.
I got tipped on this by RedState diarist BigGator5, who is as gobsmacked as I am that this happened to a (presumed) Chris Dudley (R CAND, OR-GOV) supporter. Short version for those who can’t see/haven’t seen the video: a guy was filming Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber at a political event held in a church. He was asked to turn off the camera: he refused, on | Read More »
Meet Scott Bruun (R CAND, OR-05).
Scott’s running a campaign that’s making the DCCC nervous – to the point where they’ve decided to throw money at his opponent as part of their DOOMList – and we spoke this morning about that and other matters. Scott’s site is here, and it’s a measure of the cycle that we’re legitimately talking about taking seats in Oregon. Roll on November… Moe Lane Crossposted to | Read More »
Molotov cocktails. :pause: I don’t really need to go on, do I?
Leslie Brockette Leudtke and Kevin Carl Robinson – the two suspects – didn’t just happen to have incendiary devices in their car trunk. They had a plan. Via Protein Wisdom Pub: Pair arrested after large McCain sign torched in Sellwood yard PORTLAND, Ore. – Authorities have arrested two men after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign for Republican presidential | Read More »