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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:22 PM

OR-04: Dem chairman's race tightens as GOP 'hero' pulls in millions

Another Democratic chairman has found himself in the race of his life in 2020.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the fourth most senior Democrat in the House, is facing a formidable challenge this year from GOP opponent Alek Skarlatos in a purple district that came just a fraction of a percentage point away from backing President Donald Trump in 2016.

Skarlatos ó a 27-year-old Army veteran who garnered international fame for halting an extremist attack aboard a Paris-bound train in 2015 ó is one of the House GOPís strongest recruits this cycle and has attracted such huge sums of money that he outraised the Democratic incumbent by $1.2 million and outspent him by over $900,000 in the most recent quarter.

"I canít outspend him. We canít even match him. He raised more money in a quarter than Iíve ever raised in a year in my life. But we can outwork him," DeFazio told supporters on a virtual phone banking on Thursday, the same day that both candidates disclosed their latest fundraising haul.

Democrats say theyíre particularly anxious because of DeFazioís position in the party ó an infrastructure maven who is primed to play a major role on one of Joe Bidenís biggest priorities if he wins the White House next year. He's also been a key player in Congress's stimulus funding stalemate, a strong proponent for airline relief who has even bucked Democratic leadership at times.



https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/16/defazio-house-transportation-race-tightens-429599

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:33 PM

1. odd that dems are not helping defazio with some spare change nt

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:27 PM

2. Just donated $15 to him

I live just north in Washington State.

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