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Ron Wyden Does Not Represent Oregon

This statement is a proposed argument for placement in the Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet.

Wyden at the Consumer Electronics Show
Wyden at the Consumer Electronics Show. Courtesy: ce.org

(EUGENE, Ore.) - This statement is a proposed argument for placement in the Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet.

To vote or comment on this argument, visit: oregonvotersvoice.org/content/ron-wyden-does-not-represent-oregon

Oregon Voters’ Voice is an all volunteer effort to draft and submit arguments for the Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet. Visit the site today to make your voice heard.

Ron Wyden Does Not Represent Oregon

66% of Ron Wyden’s campaign contribution come from outside of Oregon*.

The top special interests represented by Wyden are:

  1. Lawyers and Law Firms ($344,151)
  2. Health Care Professionals ($305,490)
  3. Securities & Investment ($303,589)
  4. Real Estate ($208,590)
  5. Israel ($170,271)

If Ron Wyden’s primary political backers are in New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, then does he truly represent Oregonians?

No, he does not!

Ron Wyden cannot truly represent Oregonians if the majority of his financial support comes from wealthy donors outside of our State.

In 1994 Oregon Voters passed Ballot Measure 6, which banned the use of out-of-State donations by political candidates. Two Federal Judges decided that our law was unconstitutional and refused to uphold it.

We have already told Ron Wyden that taking out-of-State money is against our laws, but he isn’t listening.

If your money isn’t good enough for Ron Wyden, then he doesn’t deserve your vote either.

* opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2010&id=ORS2 (June 14, 2010)

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Salem-News.com Business/Economy Reporter Ersun Warncke is a native Oregonian. He has a degree in Economics from Portland State University and studied Law at University of Oregon. At a young age, his career spans a wide variety of fields, from fast food, to union labor, to computer programming. He has published works concerning economics, business, government, and media on blogs for several years. He currently works as an independent software designer specializing in web based applications, open source software, and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications.

Ersun describes his writing as being "in the language of the boardroom from the perspective of the shop floor." He adds that "he has no education in journalism other than reading Hunter S. Thompson." But along with life comes the real experience that indeed creates quality writers. Right now, every detail that can help the general public get ahead in life financially, is of paramount importance.

You can write to Ersun at: warncke@comcast.net




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gp June 23, 2010 7:00 pm (Pacific time)

Wyden's primary loyalty has always been Israel.


Vic Pittman June 23, 2010 2:33 pm (Pacific time)

I totally agree with the last two anonymouses...I am the first anonymous...just forgot to sign in..


Anonymous June 23, 2010 11:42 am (Pacific time)

I am not anon from the first comment, I was probably number 3, (now 4)but wanted to add one more thing. Dont fall into the trap of the left/right hoax and vote republican just because wyden is democrat. Forget the left/right hoax, and do your homework for the candidate that is dedicated to Oregon, not special interests, or the same ol, that is ruining this state. Stay away from the candidates that think the federal government should be more powerful than the states. The governor will be leaving, he is a total puppet to the federal government, so lets make some good changes. To be honest, I am wondering if we will even have an election in November, but if we do, vote thru education, not indoctrination,or because you are part of the republican or democratic party. for the last 100 years, its republican, they screw up, so people vote democrat, and it goes on and on while our country/state keeps the same overall agenda, and our country/state falls apart. Be an individual and research.


Anonymous June 23, 2010 11:14 am (Pacific time)

Hamas seized control?????????????? wtf? Israel set up the fatah to be their puppet, but the people, in a DEMOCRATIC vote, voted for Hamas!! And Wydens career TOTAL of contributions from AIPAC is over 300,000. I will be doing my best to make sure he is NOT re-elected, nor any other candidate that supports israel above and beyond the state he was elected to support. No man can serve two masters. Thanks Erson and thanks previous anon. May I please add: Israel's legitimacy is not being attacked, it is committing suicide! Israel refuses to draw its borders and live within them. Israel has never written a constitution. Israel has not complied with the conditions placed on it for UN membership, and Israel holds the dubious distinction of having defied more UN resolutions than any other country. Israel refuses to sign the NNPT or allow IAEA inspections, and yet despite documentary proof that Israel not only has nuclear weapons but has been selling them to a still undisclosed list of customers, Israel points fingers at non-WMD nations like Iraq and Iran and flogs the United States to go kill them. If Israel wants to join the community of modern nations here in the 21st Century that is just fine as long as they agree to act like a modern nation here in the 21st Century. But as long as Israel persists in behaving as if they are above the rules that other nations abide by, then nobody will see it as legitimate. It is a Pirate Kingdom, and its legitimacy is destroyed by its own hand.


JC June 23, 2010 9:07 am (Pacific time)

There is one simple solution. Vote Senetor Wyden out of office in November. We need to get out the vote, spread the word about Huffman, show Oregonians that there is a man who can help get the country back on track. Learn all about Huffman at www.huffmanforsenate.com/blog.html


Anonymous June 22, 2010 10:24 pm (Pacific time)

This is the form letter I got from Wyden's office re the Gaza Flotilla.. "Dear Mr. Pittman: Thank you for contacting me about Israel’s arms blockade of Gaza and the flotilla incident. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue. As you may know, Israel has imposed an arms blockade on Gaza since the terrorist organization Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007. For the past several years, this blockade has permitted basic humanitarian goods to enter Gaza while significantly hindering the ability of countries like Iran to arm militants there. In May 2010, the pro-Hamas Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) organized a six-ship flotilla to try to break the blockade. Israel urged the flotilla to unload its cargo and offered to deliver their supplies to Gaza. When the flotilla refused, Israeli naval commandos boarded the ships and took control of five without incident. On the sixth ship, armed individuals attacked the commandos, and the confrontation resulted in the death of 8 Turks and a Turkish-American. I am deeply saddened by this loss of life. I believe this tragic incident only underscores the need for a comprehensive peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. I am also disappointed that the IHH needlessly precipitated this confrontation by rejecting Israel’s efforts to ensure that humanitarian cargo reached Gaza while allowing inspection for contraband and explosives. I hope that well-meaning folks on both sides of this issue will now rededicate themselves to the cause of peace and mutual prosperity. I am pleased that the Israeli government announced its intention to promptly carry out a thorough investigation of the flotilla incident and that it would allow additional types of supplies to reach Gaza. I hope that the Hamas leadership will respond with positive steps, such as by renouncing the use of terror as a weapon, acknowledging Israel’s right to exist, and honoring the agreements that previous Palestinian governments signed. While I know that a lasting peace in the region will not come about overnight, please know that I remain optimistic and committed to seeing it through. Again, thank you for keeping me apprised of issues that are important to you. If I can be of further assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Ron Wyden United States Senator Ron Wyden is one of the top ten recipients of AIPAC member money...who does he represent?

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