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DeFazio, Skarlatos To Square Off Over 4th Congressional District In November

Brian Bull, Alek Skarlatos campaign website

The contenders for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District were established in last night’s primary.

With more than 30 years’ Congressional experience, Democrat Peter DeFazio soundly defeated challenger Doyle Canning. Via a teleconference call from Washington D.C, DeFazio told supporters he’s now prepping one of the most ambitious transportation infrastructure bills yet.

“Since probably FDR, probably more ambitious than FDR, because its updated for the 21st century, both to deal with infrastructure jobs but also deal with climate change.”

Meanwhile in the Republican primary for the 4th District, Alek Skarlatos overwhelmed rival Nelson Ijih.  Skarlatos says he’s ready to take DeFazio on over “common sense” issues.

“Timber reform, getting back out, managing the forests so they can actually produce timber and not burn every summer. Veterans affairs issues, and protecting the 2nd Amendment.”

The general election will take place November 3rd.

Copyright 2020, KLCC.

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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