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Oregon Greens Face Contested Primary

Looks like the Oregon Greens have a contest on their hands. I think this is actually a great thing for minor parties as it helps candidates sharpen their skills and build their campaigns earlier, and it brings free media attention as well!

[CORRECTION: As noted by Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, we incorrectly stated that the nomination would be decided via primary. It will determined at a state convention instead. My mistake. -Editor]

From the Corvallis Gazette-Times:

For the first time the Pacific Green Party is having a contested race for its gubernatorial nomination. On Tuesday, candidates Joe Keating and Ed Winslow will participate in a forum sponsored by the party’s Linn-Benton chapter. The free forum begins at 7 p.m. at Westminster House, 101 N.W. 23rd St.

Winslow, 51, a leader among socially responsible investment executives, is the author of “Blind Faith,” a book that describes the pitfalls of investing in the stock market for the average investor. He says it is time for someone like him, with the qualifications to responsibly manage the state’s assets, to take over the reins of political leadership.

Keating, 62, a founder of the party and well known for his leadership on environmental issues, says the incumbent governor has been complicit in the destruction of Oregon’s public lands.

Blair Bobier, the party’s first candidate for governor, will moderate the forum.

One Response to “Oregon Greens Face Contested Primary”

  1. Richard Winger Says:

    Oregon election law requires the Green Party to nominate by convention, not by primary. Although there is a contest for the party’s gubernatorial nomination, it will be settled at the state convention, not any primary.

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