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Monthly archives for October, 2010

Oregon is the most corrupt State in the Union, Pt. 3

Oregon is the most corrupt State in the Union, Pt. 3

Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/oregon-most-corrupt-state-union-pt-3 on Oct 29, 2010. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog. Update to yesterday’s reports that there is a coordinated “Ballot Pickup” effort in the mid-Willamette Valley. I spoke today with Wayne Brady, Chairman of the Marion County Republican Party. He was quite disturbed by a […]

Oregon is the most corrupt State in the Union, Pt. 2

Oregon is the most corrupt State in the Union, Pt. 2

Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/oregon-most-corrupt-state-union-pt-2 on Oct 29, 2010. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog. Ok, so I’ve laid out just a little bit of background information. Now to the big news of Election Season, 2010. It appears that the national, coordinated efforts to steal this election have not […]

Oregon is the most corrupt State in the Union, Pt. 1

Oregon is the most corrupt State in the Union, Pt. 1

Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/oregon-most-corrupt-state-union-pt-1 on Oct 29, 2010. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog. So, look. I know this is a controversial subject. Those in New Jersey, Illinois, Louisiana and Nevada will get all competitive. Californians will wonder who’s making so much noise upstairs. New York will wonder […]

Oregon Tea Party kicks off status as federal PAC

Oregon Tea Party kicks off status as federal PAC

The Zero thinks we’re “lying low”.  They ain’t seen nothin’ yet! From the Oregonian: The Oregon Tea Party is celebrating its official formation as a federal Political Action Committee at a kick-off event this Saturday, just two days before voters head to the polls. Oregon’s version of the national movement, which has been making headlines […]

Americans For Prosperity team up with Oregon Tea Party to protest Obama visit

Americans For Prosperity team up with Oregon Tea Party to protest Obama visit

Obama was in Portland yesterday to stump for Kitzhaber in his gubernatorial campaign, and Americans For Prosperity and the Oregon Tea Party were there to greet him.   Obama’s appearance has been the “kiss of death” for other Democrat candidates, so there’s reason to hope we may still win this tight race. KGW was the only […]

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