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Topic - Greg Leo
The Mitt Romney campaign announced Monday that the former Massachusetts governor has decided not to participate in the planned Republican presidential debate scheduled for newt week, on March 19 in Portland, Ore.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he intended to start a debate about the death penalty when he announced at an emotional news conference last week that he would block all executions for the remainder of his term.
"We have to review this development with our partners before making any comment," said Greg Leo, chief of staff of the Oregon Republican Party told the Oregonian.
"This is ripe for judicial review. He's made a unilateral policy decision, not just about Gary Haugen, but about something the voters have been very clear on," said Mr. Leo. "You'd think the governor wouldn't decide that there are certain laws he would enforce and certain laws he wouldn't enforce."