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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Celebration of Martin Luther King & President Abraham Lincoln
January 21, 2013
The Multnomah County Republican Party issued the following statement today in
celebration of Martin Luther King Day.
celebration of Martin Luther King Day.
Portland, OR: On Monday, the day the nation celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP) is announcing a series of upcoming events. These events will honor the message of two of the greatest Republicans who ever lived – Abraham Lincoln and Dr. King. All Americans benefit from their life’s work and vision to this day and will for generations to come.
In addition, MCRP announces the formation of the Community Outreach Committee, an ad-hoc committee dedicated to reaching out to minority communities across Multnomah County. Long time community leader Bruce Broussard has been named the Chair of this committee.
MCRP Chairman Jeff Reynolds said, “We are proud to announce the formation of this committee that will participate in community events, hold educational seminars and issue forums, and generally elevate our profile in minority communities. We recognize that the GOP can do a better job to proactively reach out, and we want to hear from the voters. Every effort we can make to reconnect with our voters on an individual basis will increase our chances of victory. We remain committed to promoting our core principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, lower taxes and limited government as the best way to improve the way of life of all Americans.”
The first event held by the Community Outreach Committee will be in February, a seminar featuring national and local speakers on the issue of public education in minority communities. Details are still being finalized, and will be announced in a future release.
The second event will be the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in the spring. MCRP is finalizing a nationally recognized Republican speaker who gained prominence in the 2012 election. The 2012 Lincoln Day Dinner, featuring writer John Fund of National Review, was a huge success, and the party is looking to build on that experience to have an even more successful event.
Later this week, the Multnomah County Republican Party will have a press conference that will give further details for these events and provide press availability.
For press inquiries and further details, please contact Chairman Jeff Reynolds at 503.522.4844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multnomah County Republican Party
PO Box 2241
Portland, OR 97208
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And We're Not Going Away.
The Oregon Republican Party has announced an aggressive plan to ensure that a Republican candidate is nominated for the positions of Oregon Attorney General and Treasurer.
After formal candidates were not recruited to file to run in the Primary Election, Oregon Republican Party Chairman Allen Alley expressed his strong opposition to allowing a Democrat candidate to repeat the actions of John Kroger, when he ran a write in campaign to secure both the Democrat AND Republican nominations for Attorney General in the 2008 election.
Chairman Alley appears to have been successful in his bid to recruit credible candidates to step up and run for these all important positions. In this Primary Election, the Oregon Republican Party is encouraging all GOP voters to write in James Buchal for Attorney General, and Thomas Cox for Treasurer.
This appears not to be a flash in the pan – the Oregon Republican Party has put its money where its mouth is, committing to mailing several thousand post cards to GOP voters across the state. Plus, each candidate has indicated a willingness to accept the position if nominated.
Here’s the official announcement from the ORP:
Ballots for the 2012 Oregon Primary are now arriving in mailboxes all over Oregon. As you know, no Oregon Republican filed for Attorney General or State Treasurer. In the past when this happened, the Democrat mounted a write-in campaign among Republican voters and gained both the Democrat AND Republican nomination.
WE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN THIS YEAR!
A postcard is being sent to several thousand Republican primary voters in the state. You can help by forwarding it to your email list to encourage other Republicans to join with us.
If we all work together, we can make sure Republicans are the nominees for our Party this Fall.
Republican Write-in Candidates
The following are Republicans for Attorney General and State Treasurer. You
will not find them on your May 2012 ballot. If you want Republicans on the
November general election ballot please write them in on your ballot now:
James Buchal for Attorney General:
1981 Harvard College BS in physics, 1985 Yale Law School and Yale School of
Management. James will uphold constitutional limits on government power and
restore accountability under law.
Thomas Cox for State Treasurer:
1986 University of Chicago BA Psychology. The State Treasurer needs to manage
state investments for the maximum benefit of the citizen taxpayers of Oregon not
special interests. No bailouts!
Authorized and paid for by the Oregon Republican Party. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS TO OTHER REPUBLICANS YOU KNOW.
YOUR ACTION TODAY WILL ASSURE THAT A REPUBLICAN GETS THE NOMINATION FOR THESE OFFICES!
[5440 note: Other campaigns have been mounted by third parties to write in candidates for Republican nominations for these positions. It appears as of this writing that those candidates HAVE NOT INDICATED AN INTEREST IN SERVING IN THIS POSITION. This does NOT include Suzanne Gallagher, who has independently mounted her own write in candidacy for the Republican nomination for Senate District 18.]
UPDATE: Upon reader request, I am including links to the candidates’ websites. Note that these links are to their personal business sites, as they have not yet launched campaign websites.
James Buchal: http://www.buchal.com/legal.htm
Thomas Cox: http://thomasbcox.com/joomla/
(Cox is also a sitting member of the Oregon Tea Party Leadership Council.)
With your help, we have rebuilt the Republican Party of Multnomah County. Together, we elected Republicans to the Oregon Legislature, stopped more taxes and created a government that had to be responsive to ALL Oregon citizens - not just Democrat voters, but ALL of us.
And together, we can be even more successful in 2012!
We have volunteers. We have committees. We've reestablished the Republican Brand in deep blue Multnomah County. And we can be even more successful in 2012.
But not without your help.
Republicans are poised to accomplish great things in 2012, and not a moment too soon. Do you really believe that President Obama will rest on his laurels if he wins a second term in office? Do you really believe that a third (OR FOURTH) term of Governor Kitzhaber will be any different?
Is there any question in your mind that it is the very freedom of this nation "conceived in Liberty" for which we fight?
2012 provides the Multnomah County Republican Party with the opportunity of a lifetime. We've made great strides since those days when we were divided and disorganized. We are poised to FINALLY take advantage of the national conservative wave.
But we can't do it without your help.
That's why I'm asking you to make a financial donation to the Multnomah County Republican Party today. Time is running out for you to take advantage of the Oregon Political Tax Credit. Every dollar you give* by December 31 will be returned to you as a TAX CREDIT on your 2011 Oregon Income Tax return. Please click here to contribute!
You can take money you would otherwise give to the government and use it to advance your beliefs!
We have so much work to do. Many of us have been spending our own money to ensure the health and vitality of your local Republican Party.
But everyone needs to do their part by giving time, talent and treasure.
Your contribution of $20, $50. $200 or more today will allow us to expand our activities. We will be able to influence which candidates we send to Salem. We can hold more, bigger and better candidate support effots. We can support local candidates regardless of the support of Salem. We can win!
But none of this will ever happen without your continued support. Please consider the most generous contribution you can make today. Please click the giant red CONTRIBUTE button at the top of this page, or use this link to be directed to the secure online contribution page.
Thank you for everything you do for YOUR Republican Party.
Jeff Reynolds, Chairman
Multnomah County Republican Party
P.S. - Please consider taking advantage of at least the full amount the Oregon Political Tax Credit allows - $50 for an individual and $100 for a couple filing jointly. Every penny of this donation will be refunded to you as a tax credit on your 2011 Oregon income tax return. Remember, the more you give, the bigger and more effective the Multnomah County Republican Party will be in 2012. Please click here to contribute.
* Note - annual contribution limits are $50 per individual and $100 for a married couple, filing jointly.
SPECIAL ELECTION IS FAST APPROACHING!
THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO SELECT THE REPULICAN CANDIDATE IS
Oregon's First Congressional District will have new representation for the first time since 1998.
A special election will be held to replace David Wu in January. Are you ready to see a Republican in this seat??
Although Multnomah County's portion of CD1 is small, it is significant, with approximately 54,000 voters.
As a service to Republican voters in the district, here are the links to the five Republican candidates running in the primary.