Dennis Richardson

Oregon Governor's Race
5:56 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Kitzhaber Wins Fourth Term As Oregon Governor

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber waves to supporters at Democratic party election night headquarters in Portland, Oregon Nov. 4, 2014.
Credit Alan Sylvestre / OPB

John Kitzhaber is headed back to office for an unprecedented fourth term as Oregon Governor. The Democrat held a four-point lead over Republican challenger Dennis Richardson Tuesday night.

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Government And Politics
6:07 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Campaigns Trade Barbs As Oregon Governor's Race Enters Closing Days

Dennis Richardson addresses reporters in Portland.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

The Republican running for Oregon governor dialed up the rhetoric against incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber.

On Thursday, Dennis Richardson accused Kitzhaber of dragging his feet in releasing public records related to the role of first lady Cylvia Hayes. Richardson held a Portland press conference after news organizations complained this week that the governor's office has been slow to hand over public records.

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Government And Politics
4:34 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Richardson Asks For Federal Investigation Of Kitzhaber

Oregon gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson.
Credit Campaign photo

Dennis Richardson made the request Thursday in a letter to the U.S. Attorney's office in Portland. The campaign for Richardson's general election opponent dismisses the request as a waste of time.

Incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber has come under fire for allegedly looking the other way while his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, secured lucrative consulting gigs purportedly by using her role of first lady.

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Oregon Governor Race
7:58 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Richardson Defends Votes He Made In Favor Of Kitzhaber Priorities

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson.
Credit Campaign Photos

Oregon gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson is defending votes he made in the legislature in favor of his opponent's political priorities.

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Oregon Debate
7:34 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Kitzhaber, Richardson Again Clash Over Role Of First Lady

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson.
Credit Campaign Photos

The behavior of Oregon's First Lady provoked the sharpest exchanges during a gubernatorial debate in Portland Tuesday night on KGW television. Incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber declared that he would freeze out his fiancé from any policy-making roles in the near-term.

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Oregon Elections
8:16 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Two Political Veterans Headline Oregon Governor's Race

Dennis Richardson
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

The race for Oregon governor is a battle between two political veterans. Incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber is seeking an unprecedented fourth term. Republican Dennis Richardson is hoping for a promotion from his long-held seat in the Oregon House.

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Governors Race Ads
7:25 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Hit The Airwaves

Both of Oregon's major-party candidates for governor plan to blanket the airwaves this fall. Democrat incumbent John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson rolled out campaign commercials Wednesday.

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