Saxton is fired up over these fires in Central Oregon and sent out a press release to beat up Teddy k on the issue:
KULONGOSKI WRONG ON FOREST MANAGEMENT
Saxton to tour Black Crater Fire and visit Sisters
Campaign also releases new Fires radio ad
As the Black Crater Fire grows to nearly 3,000 acres and threatens to evacuate the entire town of Sisters, Ron Saxton will TODAY visit the affected areas and question Governor Ted Kulongoski’s opposition to sound forest management and fire prevention.
“Oregon’s Governor needs to get serious about forest management,” Saxton said. “Not only has Oregon seen more than 500 forest fires this year, but we’ve witnessed destructive fires every summer during the Governor’s term and yet nothing has happened to reduce the fire risk in Oregon.”
Also, a new radio ad accompanied the PR:
Ad Title: Fires
Length: 60 Seconds
Production: McCarthy, Marcus Hennings, Ltd.
Another summer has brought us another round of devastating forest fires across the west, including a massive fire near Sisters and more than 500 fires across Oregon.
Yet Governor Kulongoski has left Oregon unprotected – and his opposition to sound forest management has made fires more likely.
This is Ron Saxton
Unlike Governor Kulongoski, I support federal legislation that allows for the removal of dead and dying trees – reducing fire fuel and hastening recovery from fires that do occur - like the Biscuit Fire of 2002.
Forest fires ignore boundaries, so Oregon’s Governor must support these efforts at the federal level.
As Governor, I’ll maintain Oregon’s proud tradition of conservation by working with the federal government, local forest managers, private landowners, researchers and scientists to promote healthy forests and protect against fires.
Because politics as usual – puts even more Oregonians at risk.
I’m Ron Saxton.
Funny that Ron attacks Ted during a natural distaster for political gain and then condemns "politics as usual".
Although Teddy K, not to be left out, plans a tour tomorrow. The fires are in Westlund's senate district, and although his campaign confirmed he toured the site last night, no press releases, or radio ads, to that effect could be found.