I felt a disturbance in the force this morning and then checked the news where I read these disturbing words...
Kulongoski announces he will seek new term.
The Statesman Journal
He likely will face challenges from GOP, within his party.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski is running for re-election.
The Democrat, who is expected to face challengers from both major parties in 2006, made the formal announcement at a gathering of state agency directors late Tuesday. His spokeswoman, Holly Armstrong, confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon.
Kulongoski first said that he would seek re-election during an interview with a Gannett News Service reporter, reporting for the Statesman Journal, in July 2004. In recent weeks, the governor had hinted that he likely would seek another term.
The official word came Tuesday.
When asked about his future while attending the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Kulongoski said he thought he could have the greatest impact on Oregon something that he has done, negatively as governor and wanted to run for a second term
He also said national politics has become more about winning and partisanship than about public service.
"People thought that the purpose of politics was to do public good. I do not get that sense anymore," Kulongoski said. "It is turning the public sour on their government. I neither want to be a part of it, nor do I have any illusion that I can change it.
"I can control things in Oregon to some degree. I would rather do that."
The governor also said that he was prepared to make his case to voters. sure, now that he NEEDS us.
In a statewide survey of 481 voters, 33 percent said they would be likely to vote to re-elect Kulongoski, and 42 percent said they would be likely to support someone else. The rest were neutral in the survey, which had a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.
In my opinion, Ted Tax-and-gouge-me has done more harm than good for Oregon.
The numbers (33%) also show this.
Remember these facts people,
Oregon had the highest unemployment in the nation, Salem's answer for that -- RAISE TAXES
Tons of businesses are leaving Oregon because they can no longer afford to operate here.
Kulongoski wants California emission standards for Oregon
Kulongoski will not publicly defending his own bills
and of course let's not forget about the prescription flu medications and the fact that you are a criminal if you share Theraflu with your child without a prescription.
And the list goes on.
What Oregon really needs, is somebody who is in office that is responsive to the people of Oregon, is for Oregon.