For those who claim, "Oh you're just going to split the Republican/Conservative vote!" Obviously have no concept of the voter makeup of Oregon. As of January 2021: 1,047,617 Democrats, 759,009 Republicans, 134,826 Independents, and 940,778 NonAffiliated Voters. How exactly does that SPLIT the Republican or Conservative vote? The Republican Party has been in a death spiral by those who have kept a death grip on it for the last 20+ years here in Oregon. Recent poll said 83% of Republicans would move to another Conservative Party if it was available. JFK/Blue Dog/Conservative Democrats are not happy with the Socialist Ideology adopted by the Democrat National Party. The Patriot Party of Oregon will be taking in NAV's, Conservative Democrats, TRUE Conservative Republicans, and Conservative Independents. I'm betting they make such statements based on the fact that that is what they have heard from others. Regurgitating the same line in oppostion of any kind of positive change. Simply, they are ALL wrong. Good news! THEY can change their position.