DiLorenzo for governor?

High-powered lobbyist John DiLorenzo says he will consider an independent run for governor.

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Well-connected attorney and lobbyist John DiLorenzo says he’ll consider an independent bid for governor, potentially mixing up a race currently dominated by well-known Democrats and less experienced Republican candidates.

DiLorenzo says the current frontrunners don’t have the lobbying skills or solid policy ideas and plans that he could bring to the governorship.

DiLorenzo, known primarily for helping Republican candidates get funding and for defending lawmakers caught up in ethics complaints, said his legal and political skills would make him a serious contender.

“I understand that ‘lobbyist’ is kind of a pejorative term,” DiLorenzo said. “But what we have missed in our governors are governors with lobby skills, being able to reach out and pull both sides together.”

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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