I have received three amusing phone calls about the upcoming elections.
Two were simply routine phone calls from Democratic supporters. These were amusing because they focused on re-electing President Obama instead of other Democratic candidates or issues. I find it almost unfathomable that Oregon's electoral college votes will not go to the Democratic presidential candidate. But apparently the polls show that outcome is no longer certain: currently President Obama leads Mitt Romney at 47% to 41%, but eight percent of the voters are undecided and the poll margin of error is five percent.
The other was a call from Kate Brown herself, who after some small talk asked for a campaign contribution of ten thousand dollars. I told her thank you for the compliment, but I certainly do not have that kind of money floating around. From what list did she get my name? She did not know. Since most political donations are public record and I have never made any donations more than twenty-five dollars it seems that someone earned a few bucks selling our incumbent Secretary of State a bogus list of likely donors to call.