Oregon Sen. James Manning running for secretary of state, promises to restore integrity

EUGENE– Pledging to restore faith in the office that oversees Oregon elections, state Sen. James Manning launched his campaign for secretary of state Wednesday on the steps of a house that serves as a landmark of Black history. The Democratic Senate president pro tempore was flanked by supporters, including past and current Eugene city councilors and players on the Eugene Emeralds minor league baseball team, as he announced his candidacy. He joins Democratic state Treasurer Tobias Read in the race for a state office that’s grown in prominence after years of false claims about election fraud and former Secretary of State Shemia Fagan’s public downfall following revelations that she moonlighted for a marijuana chain involved in an audit conducted by the office.

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