Liberal New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reflects on Oregon gubernatorial candidacy
New York Times liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof is exploring a possible Oregon gubernatorial candidacy.
Kristof has reached out to prominent Democrats about the endowment in recent days, Politics reported, citing “three sources familiar with the activity”.
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The liberal columnist, from Oregon, is said to be “on the verge of a decision” and shake things up in his home state if he decides to move forward.
“Kristof’s candidacy would shake up the Democratic primary in a state where most campaigns are won by leading progressives who consolidate support for powerful public sector unions and benefit from their heavy spending,” said Christopher Cadelago and Zach Montellaro . wrote.
Kristof, who hasn’t written for The Times since June, is currently on leave.
“Although Nick has not decided whether he should pursue a political candidacy, we have agreed that he will take time off from The Times, per Times standards, after bringing this possibility to our attention,” a door said. -speak of the Times.
Kristof did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“I have friends who are trying to convince me that here in Oregon we need new leadership outside of the broken political system,” Kristof told the Washington post earlier this year. “I’m honestly interested in what my fellow Oregonians have to say about this. All I know for sure is that we need someone with leadership and a vision to get people to from across the state can come together to get us back on track. “
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown faces term limits and the state’s Democratic primary will be important as the winner is expected to defeat any Republican challenger in the state that President Biden won by 16 points.
Pulitzer Prize winner Kristof largely focuses his attention on human rights issues. He recently sent out a series of tweets aimed at conservatives cheering for Texas’ abortion law.
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“The most effective way to reduce abortions is not a ban but a contraceptive aid. The advanced country with the lowest abortion rate is the Netherlands, which allows abortion but also provides a comprehensive sex education and family planning, ”he said. wrote.
“Meanwhile, hampering reproductive health and undermining family planning only reduces access to contraception – and also reduces access to cancer screening, in a country where we are already losing a woman to cervical cancer. every two hours, ”added Kristof. “How is it pro-life? ”