OEA Endorses Kitzhaber

Capitol Currents:

<div>Generally speaking, it's no surprise that the Oregon Education Association is endorsing John Kitzhaber. The state's largest teachers' union, after all, has a long history of backing Democrats. But the OEA picked Kitzhaber's opponent in the Democratic primary, Bill Bradbury. At the time, the union rallied around Bradbury's promise to boost education funding by rolling back tax breaks. </div> <div>
</div> <div>Any lingering skepticism about Kitzhaber seems to be gone, with OEA president Gail Rasmussen saying in a press release:  <span id=""></span><span>“(John) Kitzhaber understands that our schools are the cornerstone of our democracy and the lynchpin to our long-term, economic health. Oregon educators are proud to support John Kitzhaber for Governor.” </span></div> <div>
</div> <div><span>With the election still many months away, today's early endorsement could be a signal to OEA members that it's okay to back Kitzhaber with their time and money, even if he didn't wow the union during the primary season.</span></div> <div><span> </span></div> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width="1" height="1" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3320471128493510714-5233945426276802226?l=www.capitolcurrents.com" alt=""/></div>

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