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DeFazio Will Face Robinson Again In November Election

Art Robinson for Congress/Brian Bull
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Congressman Peter DeFazio says he takes seriously the challenge from Republican Art Robinson in the November election.

For the 5th time Robinson will run for Oregon’s 4th District seat after winning the primary election Tuesday. DeFazio says Robinson has the backing of billionaire Wall Street investor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebecca.

“They’ve put millions of dollars into Robinson. Spent quite a bit of money against me.” DeFazio says, “They’ve financed his institute where he has proven that climate change is a myth and that radiation is good for us and where he’s collecting urine samples. They’re true believers. In fact, they tried to make Trump appoint him as science advisor.”

Art Robinson lives in Cave Junction. DeFazio, who lives in Springfield, has held the 4th District seat since 1987.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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