Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Salem Tuesday

May 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will return to Oregon on Tuesday, May 10, to hold a campaign rally in Salem.

This will be Sanders' first stop in the Oregon state capital, having made trips to Portland and Springfield already this year.

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Thousands of people flocked to the Lane Events Center in Eugene Friday to see Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Most were staunch supporters; others came out of curiosity.

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The apparent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump drew a crowd of 4,387 at the Lane Events Center in Eugene Friday night.

Former president Bill Clinton mixed street-level campaigning with some digs at his wife’s remaining presidential rivals during his visit Thursday to Portland.

The former president, who likes to be known as the "explainer-in-chief," gave a long defense of Hillary Clinton's record — and he slipped in frequent references to why she would be more successful than Democratic rival Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump, now assumed to be the Republican nominee.

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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.

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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.