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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Run, Run, Run

Attorney General candidate John Kroger picked up AFSCME's endorsement on Tuesday. Previously, SEIU and the OEA endorsed him over his opponent Greg Macpherson. This means that Kroger now has the endorsement of the three largest public employee unions. Since there is no Republican running in the May primary, whoever wins in May will run unopposed in November and will be the next Oregon Attorney General. This is an important race. Some previous AGs have gone on to run for Governor, including Oregon's current Governor, Ted Kulongoski. To help you sort this race out, I need only remind readers that the 2003 PERS reform legislation was authored principally by Macpherson, who continues to defend his actions in the face of widespread opposition from public employees. We need to work together to show Mr. Macpherson the door back to his law firm. If Macpherson loses in the May primary, he will have given up his seat in the Legislature as well. This would take him out of politics for the next two years, at least, and probably deny him the name recognition he would need to run successfully for the Governor's office. If there is any politician who needs to go, it is Greg Macpherson. Support John Kroger. Tell your friends to support John Kroger. Now is a good time to send a really strong message to Macpherson that we didn't (and still don't) appreciate his tampering with our PERS benefits retroactively or prospectively. Help send Greg back to Stoel, Rives. They need him far worse than we do.

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