“I am committed to getting the big money out of politics” – Gov. Kate Brown, then candidate for secretary of state, Sept., 2012.
Sadly, Kate’s vow went the way of the brontosaurus, dodo bird and carrier pigeon. Since 2012 41 law firms doing business with the State of Oregon to the tune of $50 million over their contracts’ lifetimes tossed $89,958 at Kate’s campaigns and $196,093 Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s, making them not only “buds” but BFFs.
Oh, well, Kate never said she wanted big money out of politics right now.