Oregon governor race: NYT columnist forms fundraising group

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof is one step closer to officially running for Oregon governor.

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and author, is the latest person to take an official step into the wide-open 2022 race for governor of Oregon.

Kristof filed Tuesday, Oct. 12, to create a campaign committee. Eight Democrats, counting Kristof, and 12 Republicans have established committees that enable them to raise money for the May 17, 2022, primary election. The candidacy filing deadline is March 8.