HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Campaigns: What candor would sound like

Written September 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It takes self-control these days not to yell at the TV, or to keep from throwing things. The politicians have showered the stations with money to run their campaign ads. The ads are all pretty bad — ranging from shallow to just plain dumb — but the one that gets me today is one by Jeff Merkley.


Senate hopeful pays Albany a visit

Written December 2nd, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Here, state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend talks about why he’s hoping to become a United States senator and his chances in the elections of 2014.


One fewer check on power

Written November 24th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The Democrats in the U.S. Senate last week changed a rule that has governed the Senate since the earliest days of the republic, and the country may come to regret it.


Jo Rae Perkins’ uphill run

Written August 16th, 2013 by

The candidacy of Albany’s Jo Rae Perkins for the U.S. Senate is a long shot, to put it mildly. There are likely to be other candidates for the Republican Senate nomination next year with more experience in elected office, better financing and more statewide name recognition. In the unlikely event she prevails over all of […]


Albany resident announces for Senate

Written August 14th, 2013 by

Jo Rae Perkins of Albany, a former chair of the Linn County Republican Central Committee, has filed as a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in the Republican primary in May 2014. Here she talks briefly about her candidacy. Perkins, 57, headed the county central committee from 2009 through most of 2012. She […]


 
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