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Union flyer found in student’s folder upsets GOP

The Columbian
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Republican Party of Oregon has filed an election law complaint after the mother of a Portland-area kindergarten student said she found a flyer from a teacher’s union supporting the Democratic candidate for governor in her child’s folder.

The woman turned the flyer over to the Oregon GOP. The party, which refused to identify the woman, filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s office.

The flyer from the Portland Association of Teachers union urges members to elect Democrat John Kitzhaber.

PAT president Rebecca Levison says the flyer was only intended for members.

Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby says the district is investigating and that including an election flyer in a student’s folder would be a “clear violation” of election law.

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