Governor candidates jab during first joint appearance

Governor candidates jab during first joint appearance

Gov. John Kitzhaber and rival Dennis Richardson have laid out their differences for the upcoming fall campaign.

Richardson seeks to paint Kitzhaber as someone voters should not have elected a record third time, let alone win a fourth term on Nov. 4.

Kitzhaber says Oregon continues to be a national leader in expanding health care, reorganizing education and restraining prison and pubic pension costs. He says he, not the more conservative Richardson, is best positioned to lead.

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