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Monday, July 18, 2011

Cogen's out

The Multnomah County chair won't be running for mayor of Portland, leaving two previously announced challengers, Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady, and the seemingly heavily medicated incumbent vying for the position. Given Hales's residency troubles and spotty track record on the City Council, Brady's looking like the front runner at this point. She has all the money, and there's more where that came from. But of course, there's a long way to go.

It will be interesting to watch the Usual Suspects in the real estate sharpie set and the Goldschmidt clan to see where they throw their dough. Unless "Legend" Dan Saltzman decides to make a move for the mayor's slot, it's not exactly clear on which candidate they'll bet. So far Joe Weston has given Brady $500, but for you and us that's like dropping a penny in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Among her other contributors are lawyers Jonathan Ater and Susan Bragdon, both with Goldy connotations; Eric Parsons, the uber-loaded Standard Insurance dude who served on the Portland Development Commission board; and Erin Flynn, whom the Adams administration unceremoniously dumped from the PDC and is now working at a handsome salary at a real estate development firm, Portland State University.

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And she's been endorsed by Emily's List, according to an earlier read today.

You mean the website that helps you find a plumber?

No, plumbers are listed under the adult services section on Craigslist.

I predict we will re-elect a mental midget Mayor and a guy with a hook who thinks he is a mental giant. And Randy will continue to run City Hall remotely. Portland is keeping it Stupid, simpleton.

None of these candidates. Including novick are anything to get excited about.none have any track record of creating good private sector jobs or caring about the well being of the average private sector non govt class citizen.

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