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Monday, March 03, 2008

Oregon Senate District 23 Candidate Sean Cruz featured in Portland Monthly Magazine!

The March issue of Portland Monthly Magazine is on the newsstands and in the hands of its subscribers with a feature article titled “The Underdog,” referring to yours truly.

The article underscores in its own way that this race for the May 20 Democratic primary is about issues, ideas, and the best fit to succeed the retiring Senator Avel Gordly.

Actually, I’m not that big an underdog. My full-time job for the past five years has been--and is—serving the constituents of Senate District 23, and I am running on that record. There is campaigning, and then there is providing the service.

Much of my work is reflected on Senator Gordly’s website at

My web-based campaign is also my contribution to campaign finance reform, and I am completely confident that if I can reach you electronically, I can reach you effectively the same way, and at little or no cost.

I have not actively sought special-interest endorsements or funding, and many of the endorsements the article refers to have little connection to the constituents of Senate District 23, or to the issues that really matter. More on this later.

The magazine’s website hasn’t been updated yet, still has the February issue posted, but here’s the link anyway:

Here is the demographic and circulation info for Portland Monthly, FYI:

Portland Monthly has a Circulation Verification Council-audited readership of more than 165,200 readers per issue, and a circulation of 56,000, of which more than 21,000 are subscribers. The magazine’s circulation strategy utilizes three major distribution channels:

NEWSSTAND: Portland Monthly is available at more than 450 newsstands, specialty grocery stores and local retailers across metropolitan Portland, nearly all of which give the magazine prominent check-out aisle placement. Retailers include: Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertson’s, QFC, Whole Foods, Zupan’s, New Seasons, Wild Oats (i.e., Nature’s), Powell’s, Borders and Barnes & Noble, as well as key airport locations and many more.

SUBSCRIPTION & LOBBY COPIES: In addition to the magazine’s ever-growing paid home and office subscriber base, over 6,000 copies of Portland Monthly are placed in intensely high readership and pass-along venues, such as prominent hotels, hospitals, physicians’ and attorneys’ offices.

Portland Monthly is unlike any other city magazine ever launched in metropolitan Portland. Since debuting in October, 2003, the publication has become the best-selling magazine in Portland over any local or national title, by a nearly two-to-one ratio. After only a year in print, it has established itself as the city’s premier print media vehicle for advertisers seeking to reach affluent, active residents of the Portland metro area and beyond.

Portland Monthly magazine readers are cosmopolitan Metro Portlanders who enjoy the sophisticated life. They define themselves by their life experiences, their accomplishments and interests. Willing to spend time, energy and money on any number of consumer passions, the Portland Monthly reader is an active individual who enjoys travel, fitness, dining, spas, entertainment and antiquing.

Portland Monthly readers are culturally minded people who enjoy movies, concerts, museums and theater. For these individuals, Portland Monthly is their primary guide.

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