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Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Oregon GOP and Union Money


Current Oregon Republican Party chairman Bob Tiernan still insists that his attacks are perfectly valid, that Jenson and Smith sold their party down the river to unions in accepting financial support for a vote or two...what Mr. Tiernan wont tell you is that Smith and Jenson are not the only ones who have taken evil money from organized labor interests. How exactly can he tell that money was expressly given for a specific vote? Unions, like any interest group, funnel money to candidates during elections. When I donate 5 dollars am I asking for a vote? Maybe, maybe not who know exactly what I'm thinking when I give money to a candidate. Clearly many GOP legislators feel comfortable taking union money without ever thinking about how the union wants them to vote.

In 2008 labor unions gave money to 35 different republican legislative candidates. 15 of those candidates received more than $5,000 dollars from labor unions. Some of the worst offenders included,

Bruce Hanna HD 07 $15,900, Scott Bruun HD 37 $10,850,Ted Ferrioli SD 30 $14,850, Ed Glad HD 24 $51,708.

How many candidates do you think were supported by AFSCME? 12 GOP legislative candidates were supported by AFSCME: Bill Gerrad,Greg Smith,Bob Jenson,Ed Glad,John Huffman,Scott Bruun, Vicki Berger, Jim Thompson, Gene Whisnant, Fred Girod, Wayne Krieger, and David Nelson.

Mr. Tiernan should ask all these candidates give back this money, instead of limiting it to these two representatives, who have not done anything differently than any other candidate for public office. But Mr. Tiernan wont ask all those candidates to give back this union money, he's just grumpy because they disagreed with him on a vote.

More power to Smith and Jenson.



All this information was provided by Follow the Money and can be found by clicking the link.

Here is the full list of Republicans who got money from labor unions and the unions who gave them money.

2008 Legislative Republicans Who took LABOR Money

Chuck Burley HD 54 $3,950
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701

Linda Flores HD 51 $3,300
IBEW, ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757 ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701

Bruce Hanna HD 07 $15,900
ELECTRICAL WORKERS,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 48 ,OREGON PERS RETIREES ,ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES ,COLUMBIA RIVEELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 112 R PILOTS CMTE FOR SAFETY & COMMERCE ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS

Bill Kennemer HD39 $8,200
POLICE OFFICERS LOBBYING IN COMMON EFFORT ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 48,AMALGAMATED TRANIRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SIT UNION DIVISION 757 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST PAINT COUNCIL ,ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES

Vic Gilliam HD 18 $1,000
ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS

Chris Telfer SD 27 $5,000
ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757 , OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,

John Huffman HD 59 $3,000
OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757

Scott Bruun HD 37 $10,850
OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 48 ,OREGON STATE FIRE FIGHTERS COUNCIL ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,SHEET METAL WORKERS ,OREGON STATE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701

Ted Ferrioli SD 30 $14,850
ELECTRICAL WORKERS, OREGON PERS RETIREES ,ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES ,COLUMBIA RIVER PILOTS CMTE FOR SAFETY & COMMERCE ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS

John Nelsen HD 49 $6,000
ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280

John Lim HD 50 $500
ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES

Andy Olson HD 15 $5,540
OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701 ,

Tim Freeman HD 02 $1,750
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,OREGON STATE FIRE FIGHTERS COUNCIL

Kevin Cameron HD 19 $1,000
ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280

Vicki Berger HD 20 $5,000
OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,OREGON PERS RETIREES ,AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757 ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,

Jim Thompson HD 23 $1,450
OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST PAINT COUNCIL ,

Gene Whisnant HD 53 $5,100
OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701 PACIFIC NORTHWEST PAINT COUNCIL ,PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 5 ,COLUMBIA RIVER PILOTS CMTE FOR SAFETY & COMMERCE

Fred Girod SD 09 $9,500
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,SHEET METAL WORKERS ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701

Wayne Krieger HD 01 $8,750
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,COLUMBIA RIVER PILOTS CMTE FOR SAFETY & COMMERCE ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701 ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL

Sherrie Sprenger HD 17 $2,200
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757 ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES ,OREGON STATE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST PAINT COUNCIL

Ron Mauer HD 03 $2,000
ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION

Sal Esquivel HD 06 $1,000
OREGON STATE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

Jason Atkinson SD 02 $2,000
COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Cliff Bentz HD 60 $1,250
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION

David Nelson SD 29 $6,350
AFSCME LOCAL 3580 ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 48 ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 112 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503 ,INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Jeff Kruse SD 01 $1,700
COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701

Brian Boquist SD 12 $1,000
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 48

Ed Glad HD 24 $51,708
PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS ,OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS & JOINERS ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 1388 ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 1065 ,OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 1144 ,FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS ,OREGON FEDERATION OF TEACHERS,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 131 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 2416 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 247 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 306 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 1001 ,OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 2067 ,JOINT COUNCIL OF TEAMSTERS 37 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 711 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS LOCAL 286 ,OREGON STATE COUNCIL OF SERVICE EMPLOYEES ,


WHITSETT, DOUG SD 28 $ 1,000
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280

Bob Jenson HD 58 $8,250
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 , OREGON FEDERATION OF TEACHERS ,PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 112 ,AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757 ,ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 48 ,IRONWORKERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ,OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503 ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701

Greg Smith HD 57 $5,100
OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 112 ,INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL

Bill Gerrad HD 56 $1, 650
ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280 ,OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75 ,OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ,

Jim Bunn HD 24 $3,300

ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES ,COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL ,OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701 ,PACIFIC NORTHWEST PAINT COUNCIL

George Gilman HD 55 $1,500
ASSOCIATION OF OREGON FACULTIES ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS ,ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280

Kim Thatcher HD 25 $250
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION DIVISION 757
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