Republicans had hoped that Secretary of State and former gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson would challenge Gov. Kate Brown (D) next year, but such will not be the case. Mr. Richardson announced yesterday that he would continue in his present position and not run for Governor, even though he would not have to risk his statewide office to do so. In Oregon, the Governor and state Labor Commissioner run in the midterm election, while the Secretary of State, Attorney General, and state Treasurer run in presidential years.
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