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Betsy Johnson Builds Independent War Chest
Will the tired, wounded and broke Democratic and Republican nominees have the strength after the primary?

Former State Senator -- and also former Democrat -- and now current independent gubernatorial candidate Betsy Johnson has assembled a large and rapidly growing war chest of $2,948,581.73, raised with the help and support of another monster fund raiser -- former State Representative and Gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler.

Her burn rate of just under a half-million dollars dwarfs many candidates in the race. She'll need it to talk both Democratic and Republicans out of voting their usual party lines and to urge Oregon's second-largest political party -- Non-Affiliated Voters -- to support her.

Johnson -- unlike her Democratic and Republican adversaries -- doesn't really have to campaign in a primary and one wonders whether the tired, wounded and broke Democratic and Republican nominees will have the strength after the primary to take on the popular former legislator in the November general election.

The grassroots support for Johnson is reflected in the name of her supporting Political Action Committee -- “Run Betsy Run.”

For Johnson, "Oregonians deserve better than the excesses and nonsense of the extreme left and radical right and that Oregon is ready to move to the middle where sensible solutions are found." She describes herself as "independent-minded pro-choice, pro-jobs." She's also known for her support of Second Amendment issues.


--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2022-01-09 19:45:38Last Update: 2022-01-10 08:36:47



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