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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio calls it quits: Thirty-six years in Congress well spent, with a provocative book to come

Excerpt: DeFazio, seventy-four, has served on the transportation committee from the day he entered Congress in 1987 and, in the words of Politico, accumulated an “encyclopedic amount of institutional and technical knowledge on infrastructure.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Elections, Public Service
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Bernie Sanders wins Oregon’s Democratic primary, completes sweep of Pacific NW

Excerpt: Ini­tial results in Ore­gon’s 2016 pri­ma­ry elec­tion are in, and they show that Bernie Sanders has won the Beaver State as expect­ed, although not by a huge margin. Of Ore­gon’s 2,293,928 vot­ers, 954,125 cast bal­lots, for a total turnout of 41%. In Ore­gon, vot­ers reg­is­ter by par­ty, so we can also com­pare turnout among vot­ers iden­ti­fy­ing with a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon Republicans choose Monica Wehby as Jeff Merkley’s November opponent; Dennis Richardson to face Governor John Kitzhaber

Excerpt: As in sev­er­al states on the East Coast, tonight is pri­ma­ry night in two of the three states in the Pacif­ic North­west: Ore­gon and Ida­ho. Vot­ers belong­ing to or iden­ti­fy­ing with the coun­try’s major polit­i­cal par­ties are choos­ing the nom­i­nees who will go on to the autumn gen­er­al elec­tion as the par­ties’ stan­dard bearers. In […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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