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Jobs are top priority in Metro race

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High Five
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Polls show that voter recognition for the three candidates running for Metro president is low, leaving the race largely up for grabs.

To appeal to voters, the candidates — Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey — are emphasizing job creation in their campaigns.

Because all their polls show the economy is the No. 1 issue, this makes good campaign sense. But up until now, no one has thought much about Metro being an economic development agency.

“Livability begins with a good job,” says Stacey, illustrating a fundamental rule of campaigning – talk about what the voters are interested in.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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