A very special election was held Tuesday– a very special Oregon election within the Portland-area 1st district.
Held in light of former Rep. David Wu’s resignation, the election determined who would assume Oregon’s freshly vacated seat in the House of Representatives.
Wu’s resignation, of course, came in some light of its own– that light being the allegations made by an 18-year old girl, accusing Wu (pictured in a tiger suit below) of making “unwanted sexual advances.”
The seat was taken by Democrat and former Oregon state senator Suzanne Bonamici, who won with 54% of votes as opposed to Republican Rob Cornilles’ 39%.
It seems that Democrats had been “strongly favored to hold the seat,” because Oregon has managed to send only Democrats to Congress since 1974.
Oregon – “Lettin’ them (D)’s sit exclusively since 1974″
Just to be safe though, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee forked out $830,00 in order to rain down some heavy Bonamici advertising. This was a necessary precaution, because apparently “Cornilles gave Wu a tough race in 2010, despite the strong Democratic lean of the district.”
I’m sorry, did I read that correctly? There’s a strong Democratic lean in Portland?
It is believed that Bonamici’s win will discourage Republicans from competing at all –in this district, in November– where and when she will run for a full term.
Upon victory Tuesday night, Bonamici insisted, “If you work hard and play by the rules, you can succeed in America.”
Look, Suzanne. Save it for C-SPAN okay?