Oregon just finished its first January Special Election in about a decade. Voters in Oregon got a ballot near the start of the month that had one quetion on it. The people voted and the YES side won. Was there anything leftover for collectors? Not much. My home recieved at least three different YES mailers. I picked up some walk lit and other campaign documents that I was involved in during the election itself and one button from my group. Other than that, it seems most collectors will only get a mailer to remember this election.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
One of the neat things about collecting political items are all the side collections people induldge in. One of mine is Celebrity Politics. Candidates who were famous before they entered politics in media and pop culture. For a long time I had been looking for a Clint Eastwood for Mayor pin. From what I understood he only ran one campaign for Mayor of Carmel, California. I figured I wouldn't be able to find much. That all changed last week.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
While out on a day trip through various second hand stores and antique shops I stumbled upon this wonderful pin from the early career of Dan K. Inouye. Most Oregonians have probably never heard of Inouye. He was the first member of Congress ever from the state of Hawaii. Elected, he took office the same day Hawaii became a state.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
APIC Members Ed Rosney and Carl Fisher put on a public display for MLK Jr. Day 2018 celebrating the Civil Rights Movement. Enjoy a video they made to show off the display!