Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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Three Democrats and two Republicans are running for Oregon Secretary of State. Jeanne Atkins was appointed to the position after Kate Brown became governor last year. Atkins does not plan to run for the seat. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with OPB political reporter Jeff Mapes to find out more about the candidates and issues in the race.

Donald Trump will appear at the Lane County fairgrounds for a 7 p.m. rally Friday in Eugene, according to his state director.

Jacob Daniels said that Trump is continuing with his plans to visit the Northwest even though his two Republican rivals — Ted Cruz and John Kasich — have dropped out of the race. Trump still hasn't won a delegate majority and he wants to rack up as big of a margin as he can before the Republican convention.

Trump also plans to visit Washington state on Saturday. But his campaign is having a hard time finding a venue in Vancouver, Washington.


In the May Primary, Springfield residents can choose between two candidates for mayor. Incumbent Christine Lundberg has held the position since 2010. Her challenger is Robert Drake.

Desmond O'Boyle

On Tuesday, May 3rd, candidates debated at the Wildish Theatre in Springfield.

Recorded on: May 3rd, 2016

Air Date: May 4th, 2016

Republican candidates: Dennis Richardson and Sid Leiken

Democratic candidates: Brad Avakian, Val Hoyle, and Richard Devlin.

Jointly sponsored by the Springfield City Club and the League of Women Voters.

copyright, 2016 KLCC

Trump To Campaign In Oregon, Washington

May 3, 2016
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Donald Trump will be campaigning in Oregon on Friday and also appears headed to Vancouver, Washington on Saturday.

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Oregon voters who changed their party affiliation in the weeks before the April 26th registration deadline may receive two ballots.

Rachael McDonald

Oregonians will vote in the presidential primary on May 17th. We checked in with some University of Oregon students, many of whom are voting for the first time.

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There are five candidates running for Douglas County Commisioner, that’s down from the original 10 who applied.

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich stopped in southern Oregon on his campaign swing through the state Thursday.

The Ohio governor touted his economic record in that state and said he offers an alternative to the negativity of the race so far. 

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Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Springfield Thursday. The campaign says about 8,000 people attended the event at Island Park.