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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber raised suspicion during his re-election campaign when he shut down the state's health care exchange. (Associated Press)

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Under Investigation: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber raised suspicion during his re-election campaign when he shut down the state's health care exchange. (Associated Press)

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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber kisses his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, after he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term as governor in Salem, Ore. Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, amid allegations Hayes used her relationship with him to enrich herself. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber kisses his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, after he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term as governor in Salem, Ore. Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, amid allegations Hayes used her relationship with him to enrich herself. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber greets supporters at a Democratic election night party in Portland, Ore. As an ethics controversy has prompted calls for Oregon's governor to resign, the woman who would replace him has abruptly left a conference in Washington, D.C., to return home. It wasn't clear whether the unscheduled return of Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, had anything to do with the influence-peddling allegations surrounding Kitzhaber's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)

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National Edition News cover for February 13, 2015 - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee Cylvia Hayes provide new green energy scandal for Democrats: FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber kisses fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, after he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term as governor in Salem, Ore. As an ethics controversy has prompted calls for Oregon's governor to resign, the woman who would replace him has abruptly left a conference in Washington, D.C., to return home. It wasn't clear whether the unscheduled return of Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, had anything to do with the influence-peddling allegations surrounding Kitzhaber's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, faced increasing pressure Thursday within his own party to resign over accusations that his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, sought to use her relationship with the governor to land lucrative consulting contracts for her green energy consulting business. (Associated Press)

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stiff upper lip: Oregon's John Kitzhaber and Iowa's Terry Branstad (above) are the only current mustachioed governors. (Associated Press)

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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks during a gubernatorial debate against Republican challenger Dennis Richardson in Portland, Ore., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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FILE - In a Thursday, April 10, 2014 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks during the first meeting of a new task force he created to look into the possibility of legislation on genetically modified foods in Portland, Ore. Kitzhaber faces only a token challenger in the upcoming Democratic primary for governor. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

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FILE - In a Thursday, April 10, 2014 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks during the first meeting of a new task force he created to look into the possibility of legislation on genetically modified foods in Portland, Ore. Kitzhaber faces only a token challenger in the upcoming Democratic primary for governor. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wasted no time in bidding Oregon's failed health care portal, Cover Oregon, goodbye and assigning blame for glitch-laden site to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Sen. Jeff Merkley, also a Democrat. (Associated Press)

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wasted no time in bidding Oregon's failed health care portal, Cover Oregon, goodbye and assigning blame for glitch-laden site to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Sen. Jeff Merkley, also a Democrat. (Associated Press)

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Members of the Klamath Tribes present Gov. John Kitzhaber with a blanket Friday, April 18, 2014, outside Chiloquin, Ore., during signing ceremonies for a water agreement between the tribes and cattle ranchers. Kitzhaber said the agrement would be a springboard to healing the community and a special place after decades of conflict over scarce water. (AP Photo/The Herald and News, Steven Stilton)

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In ceremonies outside Chiloquin, Ore. on Friday, April 18, 2014, Gov. John Kitzhaber, center foreground, prepares to sign an agreement between Upper Klamath Basin cattle ranchers and the Klamath Tribes to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring fish sacred to the tribes. He is flanked by representatives of the ranchers and the tribes. Behind them are Senators Ron Wyden, third from left background, and Jeff Merkley, second from right, and representatives of the Obama administration. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Matt Baun)

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FILE - In this March 20, 2014 file photo, Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks during a news conference in Salem, Ore. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 about the state's health insurance exchange. A state-funded audit found a failure by the exchange's managers to heed reports of problems, poor communication and what it described as "unrealistic optimism." In announcing results of the audit, Kitzhaber said he was angry and disappointed in a process that had caused so much confusion and uncertainty among consumers. (AP Photo/Statesman-Journal, Kobbi R. Blair)