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Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Oregon Legislature. This is a venue for political and policy coverage of the state government in Salem and its impact on the people of Oregon.

Kate Brown Lands Biggest Contribution Of Her Campaign

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown picked up a $250,000 campaign contribution

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made another big-money contribution to an Oregon candidate. The recipient this time is Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

Brown's campaign reported a $250,000 gift from Bloomberg. He often gives to candidates who share his view that stronger gun control laws are needed.

Bloomberg is among the leaders of an advocacy group called Everytown for Gun Safety. Bloomberg and Everytown have combined to give more than $3 million to Oregon candidates and political action committees over the past two years.

All told, Brown has raised nearly $3.7 million since she became governor in February of last year. Her chief rival, Republican Bud Pierce, has raised about $2.5 million. Roughly half of that has been Pierce and his wife's own money.

The winner of this year's election will serve the remaining two years on former Gov. John Kitzhaber's term.