Rebrewing tea in Clackamas

Clackamas County, Oregon’s third largest and politically overall fairly centrist, wouldn’t seem to be a likely prospect for heavy duty Tea Party action at this point in this cycle – after the group seems to have been devolving for more than a year, and in a state where it got less traction than in many.

But, there’s this e-mail from Dave Hunt, the state legislator running for chair of the Clackamas County commissioner:

“One Tea Party-esque PAC (the so-called Oregon Transformation PAC led by anti-schools activist Rob Kremer) has dumped over $39,000 into my primary opponent’s campaign to try to buy this election! Please stand with me in sending the message that Clackamas County is not for sale!”

Noted, of course, that this is tea-“esque,” and that it’s included in a fundraising email.

In February, the Oregonian noted that “The Oregon Transformation Project PAC — a group financed largely by Stimson Lumber Company — just contributed $25,000 to the chairmanship campaign of John Ludlow, the former Wilsonville mayor.” So this isn’t strictly new, and it’s only a part of what the group has raised – $175,000 so far. If the agenda isn’t some brew of tea, what is it?

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