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Labor vote makes the difference in tight Oregon races
Oregon, Washington labor weigh election results
Labor pulling hard for Kitzhaber
In an Oregon governor’s race close enough to hinge on union member turnout, organized labor is pulling hard for John Kitzhaber, while Chris Dudley lacks any union endorsement. That’s because Kitzhaber’s platform is much closer to what the union movement has been advocating in Salem. It’s also because Kitzhaber has sought union support, and Dudley has not.