Oregon Governor Kate Brown Picks Up an Unprecedented Donation From George Soros

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown Accepts Big Soros Donation and Oregon GOP Responds

Wilsonville, OR – The Oregon Republican Party released a statement this afternoon on the news of Governor Kate Brown accepting a sizable campaign donation from infamous billionaire George Soros.

Willamette Week is reporting that Governor Kate Brown has accepted “an unprecedented” campaign check from George Soros, a billionaire left-wing hedge-fund manager and campaign donor who resides in New York. This is Soros’ “first direct involvement” in Oregon.

“Kate Brown has consistently ignored problems facing everyday Oregonians and has instead used the office of Governor to make herself a national left-wing celebrity. Now, Brown is cashing in and taking big campaign donations from notorious leftist puppet master, billionaire George Soros,” stated Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier.

“We need a Governor who tackles crime, faltering state agencies, and the PERS pension crisis, and a leader who will rescue our bottom performing K-12 schools and stop the out-of-control spending and endless tax increases,” added Currier. “Kate Brown is more interested in wooing George Soros and the out-of-state, leftist, super-rich donor class than truly confronting the serious problems at home. Now we know who she really works for.”

“Oregon voters have yet another reason to send petty politician Kate Brown packing by ending her disastrous governorship this November.”

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday 04/02/18 – 6:00 PM PT
Contact: ORP Communications Director
[email protected] – (503) 902-4671

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This article (Kate Brown Accepts Big Soros Donation and Oregon GOP Responds) was originally published on Oregon GOP and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

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Gov. Kate Brown Picks Up an Unprecedented Donation From Financier George Soros

The contribution marks the first time the New York-based fund manager and philanthropist has donated directly to an Oregon politician.

Gov. Kate Brown

By Nigel Jaquiss

George Soros, one of the world’s best-known investors, has invested in the re-election campaign of Gov. Kate Brown.

Soros, 87, made a fortune of nearly $25 billion with well-timed bets on currencies, commodities and stocks before giving most of his money away last year.

Related: George Soros Donates $18 Billion To His ‘Open Society’ Foundation
Related: Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute

He’s long been active in political and social issues around the world through his Open Societies Foundation. In this country, he’s been a major funder of Democratic candidates and causes.

His $25,000 contribution to Brown, first reported by the Eugene Register-Guard, appears to be Soros’ first direct involvement in an Oregon race since the state began keeping electronic contribution records in 2006.

Brown, a Democrat, has now raised $989,000 in 2018 and has $3.48 million on hand. Her likely opponent in the November general election, state Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend), has raised $750,000 this year and has $1.96 million on hand.
This article (Gov. Kate Brown Picks Up an Unprecedented Donation From Financier George Soros) was originally published on Willamette Week and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

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Oregon governor: I’ll say no if Trump asks me to deploy National Guard troops to Mexico border

By Rebecca Savransky

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) said she would reject a request from President Trump to dispatch National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

“If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no,” Brown tweeted.

“As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.”

She added: “There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials, and I have no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington.”

Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation ordering National Guard troops to be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to address a “surge of illegal activity.”

In a memo to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump ordered the National Guard be used to secure the border “to stop the flow of deadly drugs and other contraband, gang members and other criminals, and illegal aliens into this country.”

Trump first suggested Tuesday he’d like to deploy troops to the southern border to secure the area until his proposed wall can be built.

Trump in recent days has been tweeting his frustrations about current immigration laws. He has warned of “caravans” of migrants approaching the border and called on Congress to enact tougher regulations.

This article (Oregon governor: I’ll say no if Trump asks me to deploy National Guard troops to Mexico border) was originally published on The Hill and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

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