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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 05:40 AM

The 2020 Presidential Race Hits Portland This Week, With Visits From Two Democratic Primary Candidat

The 2020 Presidential Race Hits Portland This Week, With Visits From Two Democratic Primary Candidates


The 2020 Democratic presidential primary starts in earnest this week in Portland, with one private fundraiser and one public rally.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will be holding a private event July 8 alongside U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) to talk about fighting climate change. Andrew Yang will hold a rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square on July 13.

Neither candidate is expected to win the Democratic Party nomination, but they consider blue stronghold Portland important enough for an early stop as they try to build momentum.

Inslee has built his platform on climate change, claiming to be the only candidate who has a comprehensive plan to combat the threat. The tenets of his plan would include enhancing solar energy sources, electric cars and building wind turbines.

Read more: https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/07/07/the-2020-presidential-race-hits-portland-this-week-with-visits-from-two-democratic-primary-candidates/
(Williamette Week)

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