Friday, November 11, 2016

Oregon GOP Nominees 1986-2016

The following is a quick listing of all the Republican nominees for Oregon Governor for the last 30 years. Some of these individuals have been written about on our blog, some have not. Norma Paulus the 1986 nominee was recently featured as part of an in depth look back at the 1986 campaign in Portland Monthly by Brent Walth. He calls it 'Oregon's last epic' campaign. 

We decided to take a look at the items from the campaigns. We are still tracking items down, but as we find them we'll post an entry and link on this list.  The first image is just a nice preview of each of the campaigns from the last 30 years. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Another Good Friend of Bonamici

As is often the case campaigns run out of swag between elections. Members of congress run for office every two years and go through lots of bumper stickers, buttons and campaign literature. In 2014 the campaign of Suzanne Bonamici issued some great 'Another Good Friend of Bonmaici' buttons and matching bumper stickers. They also have t-shirts with the same logo.

They ran out between the 2014 and 2016 campaigns of the buttons and stickers and re-ordered more for this year. It turns out they must not have used the same place to order pins as you can see from the photo below the two union bugs are different.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Official Hillary for America Buttons

Here are the buttons that the Hillary for America campaign has been selling on their website for the last several months.

Some of the first pins issued by the campaign were logo pins that utilized the H logo.

The RWB H flag pins are all sold in a set. The LGBT H is also a set of 2 and the standard logo pin is another set of two. The website pins were also sold in a set. The website sold all these sets for 5 dollars.

The second wave of pins came out this fall

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tom McCall Memorial Program

Really neat program that a friend was able to find for me while he was shopping for books.

Look at some of the names that were able to speak at this event.

Val Hoyle Items

Here are items from the campaign of Val Hoyle. She is running for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State.

Included in the photo is a holiday mailer, remit envelope, bumper sticker and lapel sticker.

Just the first of many items you will probably find from Oregon candidates in 2016.

IKE Felt Elephant

Picked this up at local flea market this winter. It was amazing to find, as we often don't find Oregon political items in Oregon at local markets.

The tag says that it was made by Washington County Republican Women. Mine is missing. We do not have a firm date on this item. Either from 1952 or 1956.

Does anyone else have another variation of these?

Wayne Morse OEA Award

This item was picked up from an ebay seller in Indiana who believed it came from the estate of another former Senator. It was found in a box in 'as is' condition.

Gifted from the Oregon Education Association to Senator Morse for his leadership in education. I have looked for a reference to an event for the date, but have not yet found one.

Any pen experts out there know where I might find some supplies to put new pens on this?