Kristof leaves the Times in prep for governor run

On Tuesday, he fashioned a political motion committee with the state — “Nick for Oregon” — entitling him to start elevating money and hiring workers. POLITICO final month reported {that a} small crew of Kristof advisers led by veteran political marketing consultant Carol Butler was making inquiries to high-level Democrats about staffing a potential marketing campaign.

Kristof additionally sought out a authorized opinion from the powerhouse Democratic authorized agency Perkins Coie that asserts he meets the residency requirement to run for governor.

At the Times, Kristof was identified for his crusading columns about struggle, repression and human rights round the world. In 1990 he received the Pulitzer Prize for protection of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy motion alongside along with his spouse, Sheryl WuDunn, then a Times journalist. They have been the first married couple to win such an honor.

Sixteen years later, Kristof received the Pulitzer for commentary for deeply reported columns on genocide in Darfur. Since 2006, he’s held a contest the place the winners joined him on a reporting journey to a rustic or area going through improvement challenges.

Kristof has written earlier than about his house state and the metropolis of Portland, together with an April column the place he contemplated the methods authorities may assist enhance the “sullied but still lovely” metropolis, as he put it. In it, he praised President Joe Biden and others who he mentioned have been specializing in tangible, nitty-gritty enhancements.

“Grand gestures for justice are fine, but they can’t substitute for quiet competence in keeping people safe, getting people housed or picking up the garbage,” Kristof wrote.

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