The Oregon Democrat, running a phenomenal campaign in OR-02 to defeat Greg Walden, is showing Democrats across the country how to connect with rural voters. And mean it.
Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District is huge, covering well over half of the square mileage of the 9th largest state in the union.
Most people think of Oregon as a bright blue state. Indeed, 4 out of 5 of the state’s US Congressional Representatives are Democrats, along with both US Senators and the Governor.
But vast swaths of the Beaver State are – at least in theory – deep red.
But Jamie McLeod-Skinner – running as a Democrat in the lone “red” district in the state (a seat currently occupied by Rep. Greg Walden) – believes strongly that “rural” doesn’t have to mean “red”. She believes the proof is in the pudding, and that GOP policies have consistently worked against the hardworking families of OR-02.
Greg Walden in particular is a ready target for this argument, having been perhaps the primary architect behind the GOP’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act since it was signed into law by President Obama.
Now – in a strikingly effective ad – McLeod-Skinner is making the case that the hardworking families of OR-02 don’t have to settle for the status quo. This is definitely worth a watch:
You can learn more about Jamie’s candidacy at https://jamiefororegon.com/