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Ruined lives prompted Kristof’s run for Oregon governor


Associated Press

YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof traded the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the ritzy New York suburb of Scarsdale for his old family home, located on a dirt road in Oregon, to run for governor. But Kristof, who won two Pulitzer Prizes, including for reporting on China’s failed 1989 pro-democracy movement, was declared ineligible for the seemingly simplest of reasons: He hadn’t lived in Oregon long enough. Kristof, who grew up in Oregon, has gone to the state Supreme Court to fight the Jan. 6 decision. The justices could begin deliberating the matter Thursday.

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