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Election '06: What's on the line

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Archives - October 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
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THE MOOD HAS TURNED politically disinterested and decidedly pessimistic. Voter turnout dropped below 40% in this spring’s primary and as the election nears, business voters must decide if they’ll weigh in and make a difference. What’s at stake?  Only the future of Oregon. In this special issue, we present the visions of the leading candidates for governor, examine how ballot measures and unelected individuals have gained influence, and launch Capitol Gains, a column that will keep tabs on what’s happening in Salem. It promises to be an interesting November.

 

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