Brief History of CFR in Oregon. In 1994, Oregon voters enacted CFR by vote of 72% Banned corporate and union contributions Limits on individuals were $500 for statewide race and $100 for legislative race
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What Tom Delay is accused of doing in Texas is perfectly legal in Oregon.
He is accused of channelling $190,000 of corporate campaign contributions into candidate races for the Texas Legislature.
Corporations contribute $15 million to Oregon legislative candidates.
To the 2002 Mannix campaign for Governor:
In the 2006 primary for Governor:
In the 2006 primary for Supreme Court Justice, Jack Roberts spent over $400,000. He got:
“Independent Expenditure” campaigns help favored candidates in a deniable way.
The 2006 Oregon primary included these efforts:
In 2002 election for Oregon Legislature:
Corporate Income Taxes in Oregon (as a percent of all Oregon income taxes) have declined from 18% in 1975 to less than 5% now
Petition 8 is one-sentence amendment to Oregon Constitution:
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, the people through the initiative process, or the Legislative Assembly by a three-fourths vote of both Houses, may enact and amend laws to prohibit or limit contributions and expenditures, of any type or description, to influence the outcome of any election.
Sierra Club of OregonAlliance for DemocracyPacific Green PartyClackamas County Democratic PartyOregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG)Oregon Gray PanthersNorthwest Progressive CommunityFirst Unitarian Church Action GroupsWomen's Int’l League for Peace and FreedomPete Sorensen, candidate for governorGranny D
Oregon currently has no limits on campaign contributions for any state or local office. Would you favor or oppose the establishment of some kind of campaign contribution limits?