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Pharmaceutical Industry, Hospitals Pour Money Into Campaigns In Oregon

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Ballot Measure 108, which would increase the tax on cigarettes and cigars and vaping products, has attracted the most money.

Summer 2014 Shows Heavy Political Spending by Healthcare Players

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The leading healthcare unions -- the Oregon Nurses Association and SEIU -- led the way in spending on Democrats, but their money was countered by spending by dentists and Regence on Republicans; doctors’ groups and drug companies opened their wallets to both parties.

The healthcare industry has had an active summer, putting down upwards of $1.2 million trying to sculpt the outcome of the 2014 political elections and put their fingerprints on public policy for the 2015 legislative ses

The pulse of Kruse's donors

The Lund Report
State senator accepts health care cash for Nov.

Republished courtesy of The World (Coos Bay)

September 29, 2012 -- Democrat Eldon Rollins is blasting his incumbent rival for accepting donations from the pharmaceutical lobby.

Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) has accepted $22,000 from health care companies and advocacy groups in the lead-up to this year's election. Election records show that pharmaceutical companies have been consistent backers during his political career.

Kruse says he cares little about the source of his campaign donations. He does not handle those transactions directly.

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