Recall campaign against gay Portland Mayor Sam Adams has failed

A group trying to recall gay Portland Mayor Sam Adams doesn't have enough signatures to send a measure to voters later this year. Sam Adams is one of the first openly gay mayors of a top 30 U.S. city.

The Oregon reports:
A group trying to recall Portland Mayor Sam Adams doesn't have enough signatures to send a measure to voters later this year, the chief petitioner said today. But Jasun Wurster and Teresa McGuire, who head the Community to Recall Sam Adams, filed paperwork this morning with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office to start another campaign with a new name for their political action committee: Portland Future PAC. "Essentially, the community to recall Sam Adams has just become a lot bigger," Wurster said. He started the campaign after Adams admitted lying during last year's run-up to the mayor's race about his 2005 sexual relationship with a former teenage legislative intern.

Adams said today he has continued to push his agenda focusing on the economy by working to bring new jobs to Portland, decrease the high school dropout rate and promote Portland as a center for sustainable businesses. "This is self-inflicted adversity," he said of the political scandal. "But I've been sincere in my apologies and I promised to work hard to make sure it didn't affect my performance or the performance of city government." READ MORE

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