A Democrat and Someone Else Battle It Out In The Oregon Election

Although the month of January marks the start of the election season when it comes to the GOP presidential race, it also brings with it a special election in Oregon.  Voters will be replacing Democratic Congressman David Wu with either Democratic candidate Suzanne Bonamici, or with Rob Cornilles.

Just make sure you don’t call Cornilles a Republican.  He apparently doesn’t like that.

Despite running previously as a Tea Party candidate, Cornilles is still being shy about putting his party signature on his candidacy this go around.  His first ad appeared to be stolen straight from another Oregon politician, a Democrat to boot, and wasn’t even filmed in his district.  Now, Cornilles has released another ad, and his party affiliation is once more mysteriously missing.

Roll Call writes: “The Cornilles ad, which features the candidate and his wife, plays up the fact that Cornilles is a small-business owner. It concludes with him saying, ‘We have to focus on bipartisan solutions that create real jobs.’…It makes no mention of his political party in this solidly Democratic district.”

But Politico thinks that the Republicans aren’t the only ones feeling vulnerable in this special election, and cites the fact that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running ads on Bonamici’s behalf as a show of nervousness as well.  “In this environment, we’re not taking anything for granted especially when the Republican is untrustworthy and trying to hide his extreme tea party positions,” a DCCC spokeswoman told POLITICO in a statement

The Oregon special election will be on January 31st, 2012.


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Kathryn Edwards
Kathryn Edwards6 years ago

trying to fool the people doesn't get you anywhere

Marie W.
Marie W6 years ago

Put Tea Party on ads- make people run away!

Chad A.
Chad A6 years ago

Let's eliminate the obstacles to new parties and independents, have proportional representation, instant run-off, none of the above with run-off, universal registration, and a voting holiday and then let's talk.

Lynn C.
Lynn C6 years ago

All the wasted time, money and energy to elect someone, could go so much further in addressing the issues we're faced with! What a farce politics is.

Ron Berti
Ron B6 years ago

I will definitely be voting for Suzanne Bonamici. Cornilles is your typical corporate Republican thinly disguised as an independent voice for the "little guy". What a crock! He would be a disaster for Oregon.

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L6 years ago

I notice Republican politicians here in Arizona are doing the same thing. Just one more reason not to trust them.

Diana Bair
Diana Bair6 years ago


Eddie Obler
Eddie O6 years ago

This is another no-brainer. It's like going into a restaurant and not having the prices listed. Right away you know they are hiding their high prices, and they obviously know if they show their prices it will turn people off towards their restaurant.

Here, this guy is obviously also hiding the fact that he is a tea partier, radical republican, and knows very well that this would turn people off. So, while what he's doing is possibly politically right, it's certainly very deceptive and very readily shows he isn't trustworthy and is lacking on integrity. Obviously not the best choice for the position he's seeking.

David Menard
David Menard6 years ago

I'm sure Suzanne Knows. If it blubbers like John Boehner ,spits venom like Michelle Bachman and is as inchoherent a Rick Perry its a Tbagger.

Vivianne Mosca-Clark

There was a ballot put out in Oregon to try to stop Suzanne Bonamici, from running for office. It said she was unco-operative. she wasn't taking any 'bull' from the payed off government people.

I hope she make it in the election.