Vicki Walker: Putting politics-as-usual in its place

Here's the latest radio spot from the Vicki Walker for Secretary of State campaign.

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  • Bridget (unverified)
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    I had no idea that Oregon was so corrupt!

  • Tom Civiletti (unverified)
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    Looks like a good plan to me.

  • Scott in Damascus (unverified)
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    Are we talking about the same Vicki Walker?

    Saturday, May 7, 2005

    Soda pop industry helps kill Oregon junk-food-ban bill

    By BRAD CAIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    SALEM, Ore. - When Sen. Vicki Walker watered down a bill to ban the sale of soda pop and other sugary snacks in Oregon schools, she said she wanted to protect local schools' ability to decide such matters.

    Left unsaid, however, was the fact the Eugene Democrat and other lawmakers got campaign money last fall from a soda pop industry group that has lobbied against the junk food ban in the 2005 Legislature.

    Walker and two other members of the Senate Education Committee that rewrote the bill each got $2,000 campaign contributions from the Oregon Soft Drink Association, which gave a total of $91,000 to lawmakers last fall. The other committee members who got $2,000 were Sen. Ryan Deckert, D-Beaverton, and Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg.

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