Attorney General

Write-In Candidates
6:28 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Despite Being Written Off, Write-Ins Remain In Race

African American Chamber of Commerce President Roy Jay watches as Republican Attorney General nominee James Buchal speaks.
Photo by Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

It’s been ten years since any Republican has won a statewide election in Oregon. In fact, the GOP failed to even get anyone on the ballot for two statewide offices in last May's primary. So at the last minute, the party recruited write-in candidates for Attorney General and Treasurer. Political observers have largely written off the two candidates. But that hasn’t stopped them from campaigning enthusiastically. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Oregon Attorney General
6:48 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Oregon Swears In First Female Attorney General

Oregon has its first female Attorney General. Democrat Ellen Rosenblum was sworn into office Friday. She replaces John Kroger who stepped down earlier this month to become president of Reed College.

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Attorney General Debate
6:21 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Candidates For Washington Attorney General Come Out Swinging

The two leading candidates for Attorney General for the state of Washington held their first live debate Tuesday in Spokane. Democrat Bob Ferguson and Republican Reagan Dunn are seeking the seat being vacated by Rob McKenna, who is running for Governor. Deborah Wang reports it was a spirited and sometimes sharp-edged debate.

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Rosenblum Wins Democratic Nomination
4:50 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Democrats Pick Rosenblum For Attorney General

Oregon is poised to have its first woman Attorney General. In Tuesday's Democratic primary election, former Oregon state judge Ellen Rosenblum cruised to victory over former federal prosecutor Dwight Holton.

It's not clear yet whether Rosenblum will face any opposition in November. No Republican filed for the office. But the GOP launched a last minute write-in campaign. Results of that effort won't be known for a few weeks. For now, Rosenblum is basking in her primary victory, which puts her one step closer to becoming Oregon's first female attorney general. She spoke to supporters at an election night party in Portland.

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Oregon Attorney General Election
6:41 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Rosenblum Wins Democratic Attorney General Primary

Former state judge Ellen Rosenblum celebrates her victory in the Democratic primary for Oregon Attorney General.
Photo by Michael Kilman. Northwest News Network

Oregon Democrats have chosen former state judge Ellen Rosenblum as their nominee for Attorney General. She defeated form federal prosecutor Dwight Holton in Tuesday's primary election by a wide margin. But it's still not clear if Rosenblum will face any opposition in the general election this fall. As correspondent Chris Lehman reports, marijuana became a key issue in the race.

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Oregon Attorney General Election
5:01 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Oregon Attorney General Candidates Make Final Push

Candidates for Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Dwight Holton.
Photo credit: OPB News Northwest News Network

The two Democrats running for Oregon Attorney General are making a final push as Tuesday's election nears. Both of the candidates have raised about $600,000 each, according to the latest figures.

Current Oregon Attorney General John Kroger says he'll step down this summer to take a job at Reed College in Portland. That means whoever wins the Democratic primary could have an inside shot at taking over the job in a matter of months, if they're appointed by Democratic governor John Kitzhaber.

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Oregon Attorney General
5:50 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Democrats Vie For Oregon Attorney General's Job

Ellen Rosenblum and Dwight Holton took part in a debate at the Salem City Club.
Photo by Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Oregon Democrats will once again be virtually assured of choosing the next state Attorney General during their primary next month. That's because for the second election cycle in a row, no Republicans entered the race.

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Mortage Settlement
5:56 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Washington AG says settlement will help struggling homeowners

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna.
Source: Washington Attorney General's Office

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- After a year of negotiations, states, federal regulators and five of the biggest lenders have reached a $25 billion dollar settlement to change foreclosure practices. The goal of the settlement is to impose new restrictions on banks, and to fund loan modifications for homeowners. Backers hope the agreement will also help stabilize the housing market. KUOW’s Amy Radil reports.

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