Here's one more reason to vote for Deb Patterson (D) rather than Raquel Moore-Green (R) in their Senate District 10 race. (I've cited other reasons in a previous blog post.)
Oregon's Senate has been targeted by national Republicans as a top priority for a GOP takeover. So says a July CBS News Story.
The main Republican committee for state legislative races aims to flip four more state chambers from Democratic control, seizing on widespread frustration with Democrats' handling of the economy, as inflation reached a new 40-year high on Wednesday.
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RLSC) has added Maine's House, Nevada's Senate, Oregon's Senate and Washington's House to its top targets this year, according to information first shared with CBS News. Democrats currently hold trifecta control — both chambers and the governor in these states are Democrats — in all four states, and all four chambers being targeted have single-digit margins that Republicans must overcome to take control.
Indeed, on June 14 the Republican State Leadership Committee contributed $2,500 to Patterson's opponent (it's in red, being an out-of-state contribution).
Currently there are 18 Democrats, 11 Republicans, and 1 Independent in the state Senate. But Brian Boquist, the Independent, is a conservative who used to be a Republican, so Republicans only need to take three seats to end up in a 15-15 tie, and just four seats to be in a 16-12 majority.
There's a heck of a lot of money being contributed in the SD 10 race. In 2022 Patterson has gotten $963,000 and Moore-Green, her Republican opponent, has gotten $1,776,000 -- about double what Patterson has raised.
In my opinion Deb Patterson is clearly the most qualified candidate. Raquel Moore-Green is anti-abortion, so would do her best to take away a woman's right to choose if she were to be elected. Oregon Right to Life has endorsed Moore-Green, a great reason not to vote for her.
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