The Oregonian newspaper is one of the most left-wing newspapers in the country. So Imagine my surprise when it's Editorial Board sided with a REPUBLICAN challenger for Governor, over the state's existing Democrat incumbent!
Editorial endorsement: Knute Buehler for Oregon governor
Before Oregonians cast their vote for governor they should first recognize what this race is not about. It's not about abortion rights, despite ads attempting to cast it as a wedge issue between pro-choice Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and her pro-choice Republican opponent, Rep. Knute Buehler.
It's not about who aligns best with Portland metro area residents, despite the focus on the region and its immense voting power.
And it's not about Donald Trump, despite his administration's reckless stances and callous policies that have kept people across the country in a continual state of alarm.
Simply, the Oregon governor's race is about who can best lead Oregon in tackling the human and economic crises unfolding on our home turf. From the state's distressed K-12 education system to the critical need for pension reform to encouraging more affordable-housing construction, Oregon is running out of time to responsibly address these challenges. With little vision and no urgency by Brown in her nearly four years as governor, and insufficient experience from Independent Party nominee Patrick Starnes, voters fortunately have a strong alternative.