Initiatives dominate Oregon campaign dollars

Only one of 70 biggest contributions went to a candidate.

When Phil Knight contributed $500,000 last summer to Knute Buehler’s campaign for governor, it made news as the largest single donation to a candidate by an individual in the history of Oregon politics.

But when considering all contributions, not just those by individuals to candidates, it doesn’t even make the top 70, according to the secretary of state’s campaign finance database.

Source: Initiatives dominate Oregon campaign dollars; Only one of 70 biggest contributions went to a candidate