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OREGONLIVE: Portland Commissioner Steve Novick and Lars Larson take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 22, 2014 | Oregonlive.com-- Portland Commissioner Steve Novick and radio host Lars Larson are an odd couple.

But political leanings aside, Novick said he and Lars have a "very good relationship."

"He likes that I go on his show," Novick, the liberal Portland politician said of Larson, the conservative talk show star. "I like it that I have my say."

On Thursday, the pair teamed up to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral philanthropic craze sweeping the nation. The ALS Association estimates donations topped $53.3 million as of Friday.

Novick's wife, Rachel, has a personal connection to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Her father, Richard Philofsky died of ALS in 2004. Novick said his wife asked him to take the challenge earlier this week. READ FULL ARTICLE