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The "Money Party" Wins 91 Percent of Oregon Legislative Race

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Publication Date: November 2004

Publisher(s): Democracy Reform Oregon

Author(s): Sarah Wetherson; Janice Thompson

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Type: News release

Coverage: Oregon


Fundraising prowess once again proves to be a powerful predictor of Oregon legislative winners. The top money gatherers were the top vote getters in 91 percent of 2004 legislative races. The exceptions included three races where the candidates' status as incumbents gave them the name recognition edge to enable them to overcome their fundraising underdog status.