Those in favor of fluoridating Portland’s water are winning the fundraising race, but they lost the Voters Pamphlet fight.
People supporting fluoridation submitted 24 pages backing Measure 26-151, which will appear on the May 21 special election ballot. They include health care professionals and organizations, area school board members and even Gov. John Kitzhaber, an emergency room physician.
But those opposing fluoridation submitted 42 pages of arguments against the measure. They include both traditional and alternative health care providers, veterinarians, environmentalists and even Ralph Nader, who describes himself as a consumer advocate.
In the meantime, the campaign in support of the measure has reported raising more than $126,000 so far this year. The opponents are reporting more than $71,000…