In the last few weeks, three -- yes, three! -- Republican candidates for state representative have bailed out of their campaigns. While the Oregon House Democrats continue the drumbeat for change, the R's are scurrying away as fast they can.
By now, you know that State Representative Jeff Kropf abandoned ship rather than give up his once-a-week radio show. But you may not be aware that GOP candidates Dave Mowry and Tom Albright have also dropped out of their respective campaigns. (State filings here, here, and here.)
Mowry, an aide to Rep. Linda Flores, was the candidate running against State Representative Mike Schaufler. Albright, vice-chair of the U of O College Republicans, was the candidate running against Nancy Nathanson for the open seat now held by State Representative Bob Ackerman.
What's going on with the Oregon Republicans? Can it get any worse for them? (Sidenote: What the heck is wrong with our state's media? Not a single outlet that I can find has reported on Mowry or Albright dropping out.)
Meanwhile, be sure to head over to Earl Blumenauer's Help Earl Decide website. There's just a few more days left to tell Earl which Oregon House Democrats should each get $1000 from Blumenauer for Congress. Head on over and vote now.