BEND, OR -- Dennis Richardson visited Bend Saturday, rallying supporters and addressing a number of new developments in his race for Governor. Richardson's campaign stopped at the Deschutes County Republicans headquarters, where he spoke to KBND News about the case he filed this past week with the US Attorney. Richardson is pressing for an investigation into Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiance Cylvia Hayes, and whether they broke ethics laws.
Hayes reportedly tripled her personal income last year. Opponents argue she used her position as first lady and the governor's adviser for personal gain. "The allegations of corruption and unethical behavior need to go forward," Richardson said about his letter to U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall. "[The allegations] are much more egregious than those that were against Robert McDonnell, and he's going to do time." Richardson's request has yet to be referred to the FBI.
A SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU-TV in Portland released Wednesday showed Richardson leading 55 to 39 percent among the voters following the scandals. Out of the 856 Oregon adults polled, only 407 factored into the final percentage.