Richardson Gets Independent Party Nod

2014-CLR-CANDID-Elect-Dennis-RichardsonSALEM, Ore. – The Independent Party of Oregon is announcing its support for Dennis Richardson in this November’s gubernatorial race.

Richardson, a Central Point representative, recently won out among registered independents in a survey conducted by the party — 677 votes compared to John Kitzhaber’s 413.

That means Richardson can list the independent party endorsement on the November ballot.

The Jackson County Republican Party, which has supported Richardson, says independent voters have typically been viewed as taking votes away from major party candidates.

But it’s becoming more and more important for a candidate in any party to get that support.

“What’s good is that when their values are still comparable to the candidate, then that helps the candidate in the general race,” said Jackson County Republicans Chairman Chuck Heauser.

According to the survey, the big priorities of independents are limiting campaign expenditures, getting a better return on tax dollars spent, and making college and vocational school more affordable.

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  1. quasimodo says:

    I sure hope Richardson beats the living crud out of Kitzhaber.

    Kitzhaber has gone rogue just like Obama he doesn’t listen to the people he listens to big business and his own personel agenda!

    Kitzhaber has cost the citizens of Oregon billions of dollars and stolen our natural resources to give to commercial interests far to long.

    it is time to send the corrupt democrats that control this state and country packing!

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