by Andrew Rauch

Oregon’s state motto is β€œShe flies with her own wings.” For Democratic Attorney General Candidate Ellen Rosenblum, this motto should read β€œShe flies with her own wings and local money.” Rosenblum’s campaign had a distinctly local flavor to it. She went to school at the University of Oregon, practiced law in Eugene, and she most recently served on the Oregon Court of Appeals. Highlighting these local ties, Rosenblum was able to paint herself as the Oregon candidate. This left her opponent, Dwight Holton, who worked at the United States Attorney’s office in Oregon, to fill the role of the outsider. Continue reading