State legislators jockey for position ahead of 2016 election

Oregon politicians look ahead to next year’s election.

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Oregon politicians look ahead to next year’s election.

Republicans want to reclaim a majority in the House, and are hoping that a portion of the $40 million from the national Republican State Leadership Committee will bolster their chances. Most of the Senate seats up for election in 2016 are from the Portland area or rural Oregon. 

The GOP committee has spent $140 million in takeover efforts since the 2004 election, slightly more than twice what the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee has spent over the same period, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

But in Oregon in 2014, Democrats generally have spent more on legislative races, according to political action committee reports filed with the secretary of state.

(SOURCE: Portland Tribune)

Republicans are clearly frustrated with the results of the last session in which they had little input on passed legislation. If this early jockeying is any indication, the political posturing will only increase in the 2016 session leading up to the election.


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