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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 03:12 AM

Oregon Democrat drives 35K miles seeking upset in Trump country

REDMOND ó One of the largest U.S. congressional districts voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016, yet an Oregon Democrat campaigning against a Republican incumbent doesn't see it as hostile territory.

Buoyed by electoral wins by a couple of Democrats elsewhere in Trump territory, candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner is undaunted, traveling a district that's as big as North Dakota in her Jeep and tiny trailer that she sometimes sleeps in.

McLeod-Skinner is enduring all this because she doesn't think the incumbent is focused on the district's issues. She's driven 35,000 miles (56,300 kilometers) in 14 months of campaigning.

When a parade in the small town of Joseph (population 1,000) was set to start in July, she walked up to an antique convertible carrying Rep. Greg Walden, who's running for his 11th term, and challenged him to a series of debates.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/oregon_democrat_drives_35k_mil.html

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TexasTowelie Sep 2018 OP
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Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:01 PM

1. Here's part of what our Indivisible group sent around, via email today:

Mobilize Swing Voters in and around OR!

Candidate: Jamie McLeod-Skinner - to FLIP Oregon Congressional District 2!
Republican Greg Walden leads the GOPís cruel, short-sighted #ACA repeal. Know some folks in Eastern Oregon? Got buddies in Bend? Cousins in Klamath? Pals in The Dalles? Help them flip CD2! #RepealAndReplaceWalden
Hood River Canvassing Dates http://bit.ly/2PgGb63
Oct 17, 21, 24, 28; Nov 4,
The Dalles Canvassing Dates http://bit.ly/2OqjFGW
Oct 18, 20, 27; Nov 1, 3
Phone Banking Dates http://bit.ly/2OqjFGW
Oct 17, 25; Nov 1

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