Fall Closure

Goodbye, bumper sticker.

We both knew when this started that this was going to be a tough battle for name recognition. You sure did your part, up and down the highways, at stop lights and in various parking lots up and down the state. We saw a bunch more just like you as we traveled around this state. Who knows how many eyes saw you and asked "Who is Dennis Richardson?" or said "Go, Dennis!".

Dennis Richardson Bumper Sticker You don't look as crisp as you did when I put you on. Back then you had a shiny white background and your green letters were a bold forest green. Now your white background is cracked, your green letters are UV faded to a sickly pale blue -- all covered with a general election season's worth of road grime.

In a way, you still look good, though. Like a sage old man who has stood for what is right in the face of all manner of political correctness. You can be proud of your scars and blemishes.

I'm going to peel you off now. Your work is done. You'll make room for another candidate in 2016 -- or heck, maybe even earlier, if we get some good ballot measures.

Goodbye, bumper sticker. You were a beacon of hope for Oregon.

 

Dennis Richardson Unveils Oregon Reboot Plan

State Representative and candidate for Governor Dennis Richardson has unveiled the first cut of The Oregon Reboot - a plan that will reboot Oregon's economy, reform its education system, and restore trust in state government.

The first leg of the plan deals with rebooting Oregon's struggling economy. Oregon has endured 18 consecutive years of unemployment higher than the national average. Last month, as the U.S. economy continued to improve, Oregon's unemployment rate actually ticked up to 7.2 percent.

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Here's the plan:

Equal Pay for Women

Our current governor believes that appointing a committee to study the issue of pay equity will solve the fact that his office pays women only 79¢ for every dollar he pays men. My office will lead by example and make sure everyone is paid equally for equal work. (My wife and 8 daughters know, as Governor I won’t need a study to tell me women should receive equal pay for equal work.)

RNC Announces "Principles for American Renewal"

Yesterday, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus delivered remarks on the GOP's "Principles for American Renewal," which outline the core ideas driving the Republican Party and policy makers. The principles unite Republicans as a party and demonstrate the commitment the party has for better leadership in America.

Reince Priebus made the following remarks during the unveiling:

"Republicans across the country have the ideas to get Americans back to work and to get our country back on the right track, and these eleven principles are a good tool to ensure our ideas become a reality. Election Day is only 33 days away, and it is important that the party, now more than ever, inform voters of the difference between the Obama agenda and responsible solutions for our country."

Priebus Oregon Republican Party Chairman, Art Robinson agreed with Priebus, stating the following:

"These principles cover 11 key topics: jobs, spending, health care, our veterans, national security, education, poverty, values, energy, immigration and, most importantly, the Constitution. These are the things that most voters are concerned with, as opposed to the radical agenda that Barack Obama and the Democrats are trying to ram down our throats. The principles unify every local and state party across the country and signify a solid stand against President Obama's declared mission to 'fundamentally transform America'.

Oregon's Measure 91 And Out-Of-State Money

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Americans do not like to be manipulated, deceived or misled, whether it has to do with buying a car, a house, choosing a candidate for office, or casting an informed vote. Just such a deception will occur in the Measure 91 Campaign promoting recreational use of marijuana, and the people of Oregon will again be the victims of big money special interests.

One example of that deception is found in New Approach Oregon's claim that 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in Oregon in 2012. That claim is patently FALSE and misleading.

Why I am a Republican

Sharon DayEvery day, our College Republicans continue to do a great job of reaching out to their fellow millenials to share why they should be Republican. Their well thought out strategy has included doing survey research, focus groups, town halls and video messaging.

As leaders in our party, I want to share with you their latest video. You may view it here.

But to be honest, just watching this video is not enough…we need to use our social media contacts to get their message out so please share this video on your facebook, twitter, pinterest and with any and all lists you may have.

Also, make sure it’s posted on your State Party website to show that our Republican Party has not lost the trust of the millenials. The more people see what the Republican Party has to offer…especially to young people…and in their voices…the better our chances will be for victory not just in November, but victory for our country’s future.

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