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Thursday
Oct252012

Oregon GOP Chair Allen Alley asked to resign

David Jaques - The Roseburg Beacon

Roseburg, OR - Oregon Republican Party Chairman, and former gubernatorial candidate,

Allen Alley is facing calls for his resignation after a recent political mailing was sent out. The mailer was sponsored by an organization co-chaired by Alley which endorsed 30 democrats along with selected republican candidates.

Alley tendered his resignation as Co-Chair of Oregon Transformation Project (OTP) on Sunday, October 21, just two days after the mailings hit households throughout the state.

The mailing entitled “Women’s Voters Guide” was a creation of the Oregon Transformation Project as indicated on a disclaimer on the mailer. The content of the mailer was based on the recommendations of five Oregon Women; two republicans, two democrats and one independent. There was no criteria listed as to how the selections were made.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Editorial - Down a Dark Alley with Allen

Less than sixty days following the contentious Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Oregon Republican Party Chairman Allen Alley finds himself, once again, embroiled in a controversy with the GOP faithful of his state.

After being caught red handed running over the top of the duly elected delegates and alternates back in June at the state’s multilateral conventions, Alley’s under fire again for his direct connection to a Women’s Voters guide in which 30 democrats were endorsed, including Peter DeFazio the thirteen term incumbent, progressive, democrat from Oregon’s fourth district. Art Robinson, who fell just four percentage points short of besting DeFazio in the 2010 election, did not respond to our attempt to get a comment on Alley’s involvement.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Alley and Kremer Funnel Money to Favorite Candidates

Op-Ed by Jim Welsh

The stink over the ORGOP’s Oregon Transformation Project’s (OTP) endorsement of Democrats over Republicans is starting to spread over the whole Oregon Republican Party establishment. As many of you know I resigned my membership in the Oregon Republican Party in July. The OTP’s treasurer, Rob Kremer, was a primary reason I did so.

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Friday
Jul132012

Open Letter to Oregon Republican National Committeeman Solomon Yue

Mr. Yue,

My name is Nadine Hanhan and I am writing to express my severe disappointment with the Oregon Republican Party.

On June 23, I attended the District 4 Convention in Roseburg with fellow Republicans as a precinct committeewoman to vote for delegates, alternates and other elected positions. I was excited to participate, to run as an alternate delegate, to record my video, and to see how our Republic works first hand. I was proud to see that others had cheered for me upon watching me give my speech on the screen—most people did not get cheers. I have never been so passionate about politics until this election, and I was very excited to participate for the first time in my life.

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Wednesday
Jun272012

Oregon Republicans choose delegates to Tampa Convention

Controversy surrounds sudden convention adjournment

Roseburg, OR-More than two hundred republican activists and elected precinct committee persons gathered early Saturday morning, June 23, at Umpqua Community College, to participate in the Fourth Congressional District Convention, their purpose, to elect national delegates to attend the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) nominating convention scheduled for August 27-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Republican PCPs gather at UCC to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention in TampaSimultaneous, four other Oregon congressional districts from across the state held similar meetings. At stake was the selection of 28 delegates who will attend the national convention. The number of delegates was apportioned in Oregon based upon the percentage of votes each candidate garnered in the republican primary election.

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