NYT Columnist Leaves to Mull Bid for Oregon Governor

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New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is leaving the publication after 37 to consider launching a bid for Oregon governor.

The Hill reports:

Kristof has been on leave from the paper since June while he explored a new career in politics. On Tuesday, he filed papers to form a committee that will allow him to raise money and hire staff for a potential campaign, though an advisor insisted he had not made a final decision.

In a statement to staff attached to the announcement of his departure, Kristof saluted what he called a “dream job” that has let him travel the globe reporting, in spite of a bout with malaria, a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the occasional arrest.

“[P]recisely because I have a great job, outstanding editors and the best readers, I may be an idiot to leave. But you all know how much I love Oregon, and how much I’ve been seared by the suffering of old friends there. So I’ve reluctantly concluded that I should try not only to expose problems but also see if I can fix them directly,” Kristof said in the statement.

“It’s hard to overstate how much I’ll miss him as a reader and as a colleague,” publisher A.G. Sulzberger said in a note to Times staff.

If Kristof does decide to launch a campaign for governor he will be entering an already crowded primary field as politicians work to fill the shoes left by outgoing Governor Kate Brown.



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P W
P W
1 month ago

How can you ruin Oregon further beyond its current far left proclivities, put in a neophyte governor who used to be a NYT’s reporter who has never run anything and BINGO, you just made Oregon even worse. I would love to see this happen, liberals burning down their own states, of course that is because I don’t live in Oregon!

Stephen Weiss
1 month ago

Virtually ANYONE with a GED could do a better job in Oregon than Kate Brown…she was complicit in making and allowing that State to become an absolute disaster.

janejohn
janejohn
1 month ago

I grew up in Oregon when the state still had two political parties and it was a great place to live. Nowadays, not so much, though I now live in California, which is a sadder basket case than almost any other state in the union. It’s hard to get excited about a NYT columnist trying to run any state, much less than one whose major city is an anarchic mess in its own right.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

ANYWHERE that leftists rule become ****holes. Look at once uber-rich Venezuela!
CA had so much going for it that it took longer but still happened. IL is bankrupt due to Chicago corrupted pols and NY state is a shadow of its former self!

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

Even a diseased rats shit would be infinitely better than pig traitor felon scum slime KATE BROWN!

sly8ball
sly8ball
1 month ago

watch out Oregonians, you’ve got another democrat wanting to finish destroying your once beautiful state….

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