Sunday, February 15, 2015

Oregon’s new governor helped usher Kitzhaber out

Update: A special election to fill the remainder of Kitzhaber’s term will be held in 2016, not 2018.

Kate Brown’s path to political power almost stalled in its infancy. Appointed to the legislature in 1991, she had to run against her predecessor the following year. Outspent and with few public endorsements, Brown doggedly knocked on as many doors in her district as she could. She won, after a recount, by seven votes. Now, more than two decades later, Brown will move into Mahonia Hall, Oregon’s governor’s mansion, after John Kitzhaber (D) resigned amid ethics scandals...

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