2020: Recruiting Candidates and The Path to the Oregon Red Trifecta*

Updated January 18, 2020

Welcome to the largest and most trusted online political media source in Oregon. We are Republicans, but we stand for President Trump-supporting, limited-government grassroots voters of all political persuasions.

And if you’re also an Oregon Republican, note that numerous scientific polls consistently show that over 90% of the Republican voter base supports our president and understands that our state government is out of control.

The opposition? Let’s call them the “Ruling Class.” I’ll talk about them in a minute.

My wife Diana and I are regular everyday Oregonians just like you. There are already 100,000 on-board our Make Oregon Great Again 2020 train and online we’re reaching a quarter million Oregonians every week. There is incredible power in our numbers!

Who am I? I’m a past Oregon US Senate and gubernatorial primary election candidate and am the only Oregon politician to ever publicly endorse Donald Trump (via a press release in my 2016 US Senate campaign). However, I am not running for office in 2020 and am now a political blogger/commentator. Here’s more about me. Diana is also all-in on Donald Trump and works alongside me in our effort to return our state back to regular Oregonians.

With the December 18, 2019 Democrat impeachment vote in the US House of Representatives there is no longer any question about the intentions of the increasingly irrational Democrat progressive Left. Their singular quest is for power. They don’t care about you and me and to add insult to injury, they don’t respect us.

But is there a silver lining?

Yes! This deep-state arrogance opens up the door to a very special political pathway in 2020 and it hinges on joining forces and working together. The Democrat impeachment boondoggle and the booming economy insure a Donald Trump landslide victory in November. And with this, regular Oregonians like us have an opportunity to finally take back our state.

Yes, YOU can help, and it’s a very simple thing. Stay with me here…


What is MOGA2020?
MOGA2020 stands for “Make Oregon Great Again in 2020.” We’re the Oregon Grassroots…or you can call us the Oregon Country Class.***

Traditional Democrats? They’ve been steam-rolled leftward. To say, “this isn’t the party of JFK or even Bill Clinton” is a laughable understatement. And within the Oregon Democratic ranks there are a huge number of “quiet” Donald Trump supporters who have had more than enough of the virtue-signaling yapping hyenas who constitute their leadership. These are MOGA2020 subscribers, too.

Independents, Libertarians and the non-affiliated? You’ve seen the polls. The majority are frustrated with Oregon’s blue-state swamp, and like the rest of us they support our president and prefer a government that serves them rather than the other way around. They also subscribe to MOGA2020.

The impeachment vote signaled the end of the Democrat Party as we’ve known it. Progressives have nowhere else to go in 2020 and in their frenzied befuddlement, nothing of significance will come from their side as they await next November’s electoral chopping block. In Oregon, it’s OUR turn!”

“MOGA2020 is the rallying point for taking back Oregon after over thirty years of horrible Democrat progressive mismanagement. The time to return Oregon to political sanity is NOW.”

The legacy of the Oregon grassroots
Since the eighties, working people and small business owners like us, of all political parties, both in cities and in rural regions, have been ignored by the Willamette Valley and Portland-based Democrat and Republican political and media elite.

These elites are the Ruling Class.

And who belongs to the Oregon Ruling Class?
It’s a minority of voters, headed up by Democrat progressives, perhaps 50% of all Democrats.

I’ll say it diplomatically: These are unreasonable people.

The Democrat progressive Ruling Class contingent is powered by a deranged hatred, not just for our president but for you and me. You know it’s true.

Also included in the Ruling Class are Republican “never-Trumpers,” less than 10% of Oregon Republicans who, unwittingly and wittingly, keep those Democrat progressives in power. You guessed it: never-Trumpers are also unreasonable people, and right now they control the state-level Oregon Republican Party which, as you’ll see, has miniscule support within our Republican voting base of over 704,000. (Yet the 33 county party organizations remain strong, Trump-supporting, and self-directed.)

For way too long, this Democrat and Republican Ruling Class minority has been calling the shots for you and me. And of course their motivation is to hold on to power and not prioritize what’s best for regular everyday county-class people like us: Oregonians who work jobs, run businesses, pay taxes, raise children, negotiate retirement, compose our military and police…and make Oregon work.

Sam and Diana Carpenter

Have you considered running for political office?
We need candidates! There are 60 House races and 15 Senate primary races just getting underway. And there is a U.S. Senate seat at stake… and there are Secretary of State, Treasurer and Attorney General elections coming, none of which have Republican candidates yet! The filing deadline for primary elections is in March, but you should file NOW. Primary elections are this coming May.

Go here for full information. And drop down to  the bottom of this page, to Footnote **** to see what Senate and House Districts have no Republican candidates as of January 13th. Here’s more detail  about this problem. 

And yes, there are also numerous smaller county and municipal contests, too. Somehow, get involved! This is YOUR time and you can help take these Democrat progressives out of politics forever!

There will be Trump coattails this November!
So if you have ever thought of running for office, NOW is the time! Seize this opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and climb on board! It will never be easier than now for you to win an Oregon election. Many, many voters, of all political stripes, will be voting straight Republican tickets in November. Take advantage of this unusual opportunity where regular Oregonians are ON FIRE and have had a bellyful of the progressive Left. Nationwide, it’s going to be a Democrat defeat of biblical proportions and that momentum WILL sweep through Oregon…if we have candidates!

The power of MOGA2020’s voter-engagement .
It’s already many multiple times more than that of Governor Kate Brown (and note that well over half of Brown’s Facebook engagement consists of complaints about her leadership).

The Oregon Republican Party? It’s less than useless – with voter-engagement approaching zero – as leadership remains preoccupied with useless diversionary actions (including perhaps, in January, yet another ballot petition to recall the governor, thus distracting our voter base from what really matters: the upcoming elections). Yes, it’s diabolical. Use the NEWSROOM tab above to see the latest posts and/or read my book Making Oregon Great Again to get the details).

The following isn’t speculation. It’s statistical. Whether one likes it or not, in 2020 Facebook is the gold-standard for reaching voters. Our Facebook page is Making Reality Great Again. Compare a recent week of Page subscribers and Page engagement to the other primary political sites in the state. This is for the week of January 6th through the 13th, a typical week:

MOGA2020 has become powerful because every week we reach hundreds of thousands of regular Oregonians just like you. (Just last week we had over 390,000 Oregon Republican “views.” With our endorsements, combined with our powerful social media team (we have a full-time staff of four social media marketing experts), we are able to significantly create group-momentum, break the latest news, and affect opinion.

Will you join us?
Yes you CAN help but – and this may seem odd – we’re specifically asking you to not send us money. We only ask you to take a few simple but incredibly crucial actions…

  1.  join the mailing list on this web page…then…
  2. “Like” our Facebook Page, Making Reality Great Again, then…
  3.  ask your friends and family to sign-on too, to take steps 1 and 2 above.

MOGA2020’s impact is directly proportional to our total number of subscribers. Help us reach as many people as possible! 

THIS is how we take back our state! We band together! We break-on-through!

Join the MOGA2020 movement today and we’ll keep you informed with frequent updates and live-stream events that will be informative and often, way more fun than you would expect!

For the comprehensive inside-story, download my book for free.
Published in January 2019, my book Making Oregon Great Again: Guide to the Grassroots Revitalization of the Oregon Republican Party (and the Defeat of the Ruling Class) describes the political myths we Oregonians must discard. And in a real-time true story, it chronicles how the nefarious 2018 Oregon gubernatorial Republican primary campaign unfolded. For grassroots candidates, it’s a wide-open expose’ of what to do and what not to do when running for office. For everyone else, it’s an eye-opener on how inside politics works here in Oregon…and pretty much everywhere else including at the national level.

For your free PDF copy, click here to download.

Let’s build our numbers and make MOGA2020 way more powerful than it already is! Let’s take back Salem!

Thank you. Stay tuned. There’s more great information coming soon!

-Sam Carpenter


* Red Trifecta: in a state, when both chambers of the legislature and the governorship are Republican. Right now, Oregon is a blue trifecta

** Per scientific Triton Poll of 7/28/2019

*** Read Angelo Codevilla’s short masterpiece, The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It

****As of January 13th, there are no Republican candidates in:
Senate Districts: 1, 14, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25 and 29.
House Districts: 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 38, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52 and 57.