Mr. A.G. Walling of Portland, brother of Mr. G.W. Walling, of this county, is mentioned as a candidate for State Printer on the Republican ticket. He is an eligible candidate and would be elected if he received the nomination. Mr. Noltner, of the Standard, will in all probability be the Democracy’s candidate for this office, and if it must be a Democrat, there is no one more deserving of it than he, or whom we could more heartily congratulate on success. But as we are a Republican, and hope to see the victory of the party complete, we hope that Mr. Walling will receive the nomination and carry off the honors. Put us down first, last and all the time for Walling, the genial and popular job printer of Portland.
Source: Oregon City Enterprise, March 28, 1878.