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Democratic Party Launches

Aug 28, 2014


Contact: Andrew Gorry / press [at] dpo [dot] org / (503) 239-8634

Portland, Oregon (August 28, 2014) – 

The Democratic Party of Oregon today launched a video and website titled “Stuff Dennis Richardson Says,” ( which highlights some of the more outrageous, extreme views that the Republican candidate for Governor has expressed. The video also has Oregonians reacting to what Richardson has said. The three direct quotes from Richardson featured on the video are:

Women Should Not Control Their Own Bodies

“A woman relinquishes her unfettered right to control her own body when her actions cause the conception of a baby”

1990 Letter to the Editor, The Oregonian

Sending Undocumented Prisoners to Jail in China

 “How about considering the affect on both cost and recidivism for illegals who are sent to do their time in a private prison in China. With contractual agreements regarding care, treatment, nourishment, basic living conditions, etc., illegals could be incarcerated for less than $10,000 per year — a fraction of current costs in Oregon.”

Richardson Newsletter January 21, 2011

Comparing the Virginia Tech Shootings to Civil Unions for Gays and Lesbians

“A Tragic Week in Review: This past week has been like no other. On Monday the world witnessed the tragedy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. On Tuesday Oregon witnessed the passage of Domestic Benefits for same-sex couples (HB 2007) and Civil Rights based on sexual orientation.”

Richardson Newsletter April 20, 2007

Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Frank Dixon said the Party developed and launched the video and website because it was important for Oregonians to know where Richardson stands. “Dennis Richardson has been in the legislature for over a decade, but very few Oregonians know how truly extreme he really is,” said Dixon. “Because his views haven’t received much attention by the media, we thought it was important to let Oregonians see Richardson’s own words and decide for themselves whether he represents the mainstream values of Oregonians.”