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Gubernatorial hopeful Nick Kristof visits Bend, meets with union workers

Former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof came to Bend Sunday to speak with union workers concerning issues with affordable housing, vocational education, higher wages, and homelessness amid other things.

Kristof announced he would run for governor of Oregon this year, but last week, Secretary of State Shemia Fagan ruled he did not meet the state's three-year residency requirement to make the ballot. He hopes to have the state Supreme Court overturn that ruling.

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Bola Gbadebo

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  1. In any other situation I might have considered voting for Kristof, but his demand to run for governor despite not meeting Oregon residence requirements strikes me as entitled and tone-deaf.

    If you don’t want to play by Oregon rules (like EVERYONE else does), then go somewhere else with your carpetbag.

    Stop whining, Nick. You’re not making any friends this way.

    1. So whom among us who consider ourselves Oregonians hasn’t accidentally bought a house in another state, and worked in another state, and paid taxes in another state, and voted in another state?……….New York is also coastal state and it’s about the same size as Oregon, so it’s easy to see how a person could get confused

      1. He voted in New York in 2020. You have to be a resident of Oregon for three years to run for Governor. Obviously he does not meet that requirement.

  2. Seems that the Oregon Democrat cabal doesn’t like to have their state power base threatened. How about New York senator Wyden? Nick and Wyden might be neighbors.

  3. why does this guy think he can just waltz in and be our governor when not meeting basic requirements? he should go back to wherever he’s really from and be governor there.

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