Christoph filed a statement of organization of a campaign committee with the Oregon Secretary of State. If he decides to run, he will run as a Democrat. The current governor, Kate Brown, who is also a Democrat, is not running because of term limits.
As the Times reports, Christoph has been on leave since June, when he told the company he was considering running in his native state.
He wrote in a note on his departure, “It has been my dream job, even with malaria, a plane crash in the Congo and periodic arrests abroad for doing journalism. Yet here I am.” Resigning – very reluctantly. ”
At a time when political opinion has flooded the market, Krisoff’s columns have stood to focus their attention on human rights, health and global politics. But he has also weighed in on the polarizing situation in the US. The last column he published in June focused on a black musician who hangs out with Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis in order to “his” remove racism.”
He wrote, “There’s a reason we try to solve even tough wars by getting the parties to sit in the same room: It beats war. If we believe in engagement with North Koreans and Iranians, then fellow Why not with the Americans?”
Christoph, 62, won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. In 1990 he won for reporting on the Tiananmen Square student movement, an award he shared with his wife, Sherrill Wooden. He won another Pulitzer in 2006 for his column on the crisis in Darfur.