BREAKING: Ted Wheeler runs for Mayor

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It's official. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is running for Mayor of Portland. Why run for Mayor instead of Governor?

We have a governor in Kate Brown who’s making progress,” he tells WW, “and a mayor in Charlie Hales who isn’t.”

"My fight isn't with Charlie Hales," Wheeler told The Oregonian/OregonLive on Tuesday. "My fight is with the problems he has failed to address as mayor."

A poll conducted in May (by whom? we don't know) had the race at Hales 31, Wheeler 28 with undecided at 41 -- with a 5% margin-of-error. That's what we call a dead heat.

What do you think? What are you hoping to see between now and the primary election in May?

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