SALEM — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim McCloud claims discrimination in a May 6 press release by his own party for violating bylaws put in place to treat all legally-qualified candidates equally.

McCloud, the first Black GOP candidate in the state’s history to run for governor, believes a recent exchange with fellow candidate Marc Thielman during the April 22 Linn County forum led to him being uninvited from scheduled gubernatorial events and ignored altogether. During the forum, Thielman claimed not to know what a white supremacist is.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.