I just got this note from a BlueOregon reader named Don:
Does BlueOregon publish (or decide) candidates it would support? Some of us need a little help to find the true progressives down ballot.
BlueOregon, of course, doesn't endorse candidates or causes. As we've said for years:
We expect our contributors to individually motivate our readers to action - but BlueOregon itself won't collectively endorse candidates, stage protests, or even go out for donuts.
But that doesn't mean that we can't help. Or more specifically, that you can't help.
Let's help Don out here. Let's set aside the races with lots of BlueOregon coverage -- the Portland mayor and city races, Holton/Rosenblum, Schaufler/Reardon, Williamson/Meieran -- and talk this morning about the rest of the ballot.
How are you voting in the Supreme Court race? In your local county commission races (especially in Lane, Washington, and Clackamas counties)? What about the largely undiscussed Democratic primary races in HD 47 (Thuy Tran vs. Jessica Vega Pederson) or HD 29 (Ben Unger vs. Katie Riley)?
Weigh in today with your personal endorsement on whatever you've got on your ballot. Let's hear it!