Multnomah County Commissioner race. Well the first sign that the four county commissioners are going to have to deal with some lashback regarding their mandate that the county must allow gay marriage is about to begin. The members up for re-election are facing a few more candidates than they expected.
Maria Rojo Steffey didn't have any challengers a couple of weeks ago, now she has five. Lisa Naito has two challengers running against her now too. I wonder if this will actually be in their favor. People opposed to what they did who want to "throw the bums out," in a manner of speaking, will have to choose between several other people and the opposition vote will get split up. Should we now call this the Nader Factor (or more appropriately, the Perot Factor)?