Oregon Campaign Contributions

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  1. Norm0931

    Norm0931
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    Found this little gem in the state Constitution.

    Article 2, Section 22. Political campaign contribution limitations. Section (1) For purposes of campaigning for an elected public office, a candidate may use or direct only contributions which originate from individuals who at the time of their donation were residents of the electoral district of the public office sought by the candidate, unless the contribution consists of volunteer time, information provided to the candidate, or funding provided by federal, state, or local government for purposes of campaigning for an elected public office.

    Section (2) Where more than ten percent (10%) of a candidate’s total campaign funding is in violation of Section (1), and the candidate is subsequently elected, the elected official shall forfeit the office and shall not hold a subsequent elected public office for a period equal to twice the tenure of the office sought. Where more than ten percent (10%) of a candidate’s total campaign funding is in violation of Section (1) and the candidate is not elected, the unelected candidate shall not hold a subsequent elected public office for a period equal to twice the tenure of the office sought.

    Section (3) A qualified donor (an individual who is a resident within the electoral district of the office sought by the candidate) shall not contribute to a candidate’s campaign any restricted contributions of Section (1) received from an unqualified donor for the purpose of contributing to a candidate’s campaign for elected public office. An unqualified donor (an entity which is not an individual and who is not a resident of the electoral district of the office sought by the candidate) shall not give any restricted contributions of Section (1) to a qualified donor for the purpose of contributing to a candidate’s campaign for elected public office.

    Section (4) A violation of Section (3) shall be an unclassified felony. [Created through initiative petition filed Jan. 25, 1993, and adopted by the people Nov. 8, 1994]
    Note: An initiative petition (Measure No. 6, 1994) adopted by the people Nov. 8, 1994, proposed a constitutional amendment as an unnumbered section. Section 22 sections (1), (2), (3) and (4) were designated in the proposed amendment as “SECTION 1.,” “SECTION 2.,” “SECTION 3.” and “SECTION 4.,” respectively.

    I'm going to be doing some serious digging on Chuck Riley's Campaign contributions.
     
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    Whoa.... that could be the proverbial "smoking gun" to sink a LOT of Oregon poli's.
     
  3. Norm0931

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    I just went through Chuck Riley's entire campaign contributions filing for last year. 22.5% of his cash contributions were from outside of the district. When you include Accounts Payable and In-Kind Contributions, it jumps to 96.56%.
     
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    What can I do to help???

    Sheldon
     
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    How can I edit my last post???

    I wanted to add that we can hold that over the heads of those who are up for
    election/re-election!!

    Sheldon
     
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    Sent my data to Nigel Jaquiss. He's the guy at Willamette Week who killed the CRC and Khitz. He is not exactly conservative, but he seems to enjoy the blood of corrupt politicians.
     
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    Elma at the elections division at the SOS office is the contact person for information on how to report this. 503-986-1518 I called this morning but she was not yet at her desk. That department was reasonable through the recall so it would be good to check with them on how to officially report this.
     
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    This is exactly the kind of information we need on these folks. Problem will likely be that everyone in the state that would be responsible for searching and prosecuting are all their buddies - look how long they protected Kitzhaber - it was only after the public got really wise in the Willamette Week article did they throw him under the bus.

    It's really the same reason that Hillary will never be charged or prosecuted - all the federal justice folks are Obama appointees. He may not like her, but he will protect the party.

    I hope, really hope, this can go somewhere. People need to be aware of the corruption in this state, especially noting the fact that Kitz wasn't the only one pulling this sh!t.

    Great find Norm, thanks for sharing that, and for sending it on to WW. Fingers crossed.
     
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    We all need to be combing through Brown's financials this election with a fine tooth comb.
     
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    Norm - I grew up in Hillsboro. Different place when it was 5000, all hard-working conservatives. Is there enough organization there to bring Starr back? We 're doing our damnedest to get rid of our Gomberg. He claimed in local (Newport) paper that he was " UNDEFEATABLE in left-wing Lincoln Co." Gun owners in every county need to get off their duff, and organize, like they did. Too many guys are sitting back thinking the 2A will protect them. If they continue to vote (D), don't be so sure!
     
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    Starr walked. As far as I know he has no interest in returning.
     
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    Most of that funding for Chuck came directly from Bloomberg...

    What's that I smell??? Corruption????
     
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    The campaign finance manual says that complaints need to be submitted within 90 days of the election. I cant find anything in the manual that addresses what you found in the constitution though.
     
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    No Response from Nigel. Sent an email to the Sec of State with a BCC to OFF this morning. Also posted a comment on Lars' page to see if he picks it up.
     
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    HEY THERE . . . I have an idea . . . HHhhhhmmmmmmmm!!!!

    Sheldon
     

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