The Unraveling of Jefferson Smith's Campaign

Willamette Week:

Today, we run a clip of the interview in which he walks through the mayoral campaign of Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland). Many Portlanders may not know that Smith was the mayoral frontrunner at one point this summer, even though he emerged from the May primary in second place.

Hibbitts calls the final result—Charlie Hales defeated Smith by more than 30 percentage points—unprecedented.

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