To All COLA LO Members,
Many in the community believe that the story is a direct attempt to "out" candidates and try to make the election a partisan event because the candidates are not a traditional slate that may have been approved by the Oregonian.
Its an interesting dynamic and being widely discussed in the community right now. Is the Oregonian playing favorites or is it just another attempt to drum up news? Only time will tell and the story can be found at LO PAC Announces all R endorsements. Its only the second mention of partisanship when a letter to the editor of the LO Review endorsed a specific candidate stating he was a member of a specific party like most of LO.
The article has drawn explanations of the endorsements and more details form the PAC. A follow up article can be found at PAC Explains Endorsement - Partisan?.
We will be taking a look at which candidates are actually accepting funds form parties or elected officials of parties in a future post. We will look at all the candidates to determine if their funding is partisan or if this is just another effort to stir up controversy.
Please forward to all members, contacts, and friends.