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Tue Oct 4, 2016, 01:33 AM

Oregon governor candidate's spokeswoman quits over remarks

SALEM, Ore. -- The spokeswoman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce said Monday she has resigned because of a comment Pierce made during a debate about abuse of women.

Stacey Kafka said she quit as communications director for Pierce's campaign on Friday, a couple of hours after Pierce had said that successful women aren't as susceptible to domestic abuse and sexual violence as those on lower economic rungs. His remark drew scattered boos from the audience at the debate at the Portland City Club.

Kafka said that as a former low-paid TV reporter, she did not feel she was more prone to being targeted for abuse than a more highly paid woman.

"I fundamentally didn't agree with what was said about domestic violence. It's not political, it's a moral issue," Kafka said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "As a woman, I was offended by what was said, and knew a lot of other women would be offended as well."

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article105785226.html

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Tue Oct 4, 2016, 07:29 AM

1. Great article!

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Tue Oct 4, 2016, 10:39 AM

2. Good for Stacey!

And good for those who booed Bud's idiotic remarks. He's tried to walk it back, of course. Can't walk far enough to suit this Oregon voter. Let's hope he fades into the shadows, never to be heard from again.

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Fri Oct 7, 2016, 04:23 PM

3. IMHO, she handled it very well.

Kafka is a dolt. Gov. Kate Brown will get a lot of mileage out of that stupid remark.

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