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Friday
Feb062015

Oregon Governor Under Pressure to Resign

Office of the Governor(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Oregon's paper of record, The Oregonian, called for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber Thursday in light of a conflict-of-interest controversy involving himself, his fiancée, and two of his past campaign staffers who allegedly arranged plum jobs for Kitzhaber's fiancée with groups who had business before the state.

Cylvia Hayes, his fiancée, was also acting as an unpaid energy adviser to Kitzhaber while she held jobs with two nonprofits that focused on energy and jobs, one which paid her $5,000 a month for five months and another that paid her $118,000 over two years.

The scathing editorial also criticized Kitzhaber's inability, during a press conference last week, to say whether he considered Hayes a member of his household.

"I have no idea whether she is 'legally' a member of my household," Kitzhaber responded.


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