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Kate Brown confirms she'll run for governor

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SALEM, OR (AP) -

Gov. Kate Brown has confirmed she'll stand for election.

Brown confirmed her plans to the East Oregonian on Friday while attending the Pendleton Round-Up.

Brown's announcement was not a surprise. She's been raising money for months and hired a campaign consultant. But when asked about her plans, she's always demurred.

Her consultant, Carol Butler, says Brown will make a formal announcement in the future.

The Democratic governor was elevated to the job in February following John Kitzhaber's resignation. The winner of next year's election will finish the last two years of Kitzhaber's term.

Republican physician Bud Pierce has also announced plans to run for governor.

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