Have the big players from the primary taken their toys and gone home? Word on the streets is that Grande Ronde has pledged to spend over $2 million for the benefit of Saxton this fall. Even more interesting is the rumor that Loren Parks is still pissed at Saxton for the slam ads in the primary and plans to play big this fall, and maybe not just against Ron. The unions, unable to get their members enthusiastic about supporting Ted, are trying to stir the troops with the message (and video) that Ron is public enemy #1.
Will Parks play hurt both parties? Will the tribes battle for portland market share drive the debate? Will the union's members play follow the leader(ship)?
Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of As Oregon Turns...Even the parties may be shut out this election in the shout out between special interests.