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Super-PACs Buy Opposing Ads In Oregon's 4th District

Rachael McDonald

It may seem like election season never ends if you’ve caught some warring ads on local TV focused on Oregon’s 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio. The Democrat from Springfield said he was targeted by a GOP PAC.

“Some super-PAC bought a hundred thousand dollars’ worth of ads attacking me, linking me to Nancy Pelosi, saying we wanted to take away drugs from seniors because we want Medicare to be able to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors, DeFazio said.

DeFazio said the majority PAC in the House responded with its own ad talking about the congressman’s role in the American rescue package—that included his efforts to secure resumption of Amtrak’s long-distance routes.

Republican Alek Skarlatos, who challenged DeFazio in the 2020 election, plans to run for the 4th District seat again in 2022. 

Copyright 2021 KLCC.

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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