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Knute releases video on next plan

The former GOP candidate for governor released the New Year's Eve video on his next plan but didn't say what exactly he has planned.

PAMPLIN FILE PHOTO - Rep. Knute Buehler, GOP nominee for governor, and his wife, Patty, greet supporters Election Night, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland.What is Knute Buehler doing next? We still don't know. The GOP nominee for governor who lost Nov. 6 to Gov. Kate Brown dropped a few hints in a video released New Year's Eve, but he did not say specifically what form his effort would take.

He did not immediately return a message from Oregon Capital Insider Dec. 31 seeking details.

"I will not go quietly into the night," Buehler said in the footage, distributed on his social media sites.

The state representative whose term ends in January said he will use his campaign's digital platform to "speak truth to power."

His goals in the communications effort include:

• Saving foster kids in Oregon

• Returning sanity to the state budget.

• Encouraging authentic health care reform.

• Returning civility to state politics.

In coming months, he said, he plans to start posting "original content" on his old campaign website and to offer "opportunities for action" to the public.

"Together, we can hold elected officials accountable and bring real change to Oregon," he said. "I hope you'll stay engaged and join with me on this next journey.

"The state we love is still worth the fight."