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Brown Rakes In Cash Since Casual Campaign Announcement

File photo. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a clean fuels bill into law Thursday.
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File photo. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a clean fuels bill into law Thursday.

It's been more than a month since Oregon Governor Kate Brown told a reporter after a parade during the Pendleton Round Up that she's doing what most political observers expected: running for Oregon governor.

Brown took the office in February in the wake of John Kitzhaber's resignation.

But since her informal announcement, Brown has reeled in more than $250,000 in campaign contributions, including more than 50 contributions of a thousand dollars or more. The largest sum came from the Democratic Governors Association, to the tune of $40,000.

The only other candidate who's actively fundraising is the GOP's Bud Pierce, a Salem cancer doctor. He's brought in just over $24,000 since launching his campaign in early September. Pierce has also contributed $250,000 of his own money.

Copyright 2015 Northwest News Network

Chris Lehman
Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for NPR–affiliate WNIJ–FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.