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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Urgent Election News
The race for Oregon's 2nd District congressional seat is heating up, and the votes will be counted on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Don't delay -- mail in your vote for NOW/PAC-endorsed candidate Suzanne Bonamici today! After casting your ballot (or if you don't live in her district), please contact the campaign to volunteer to get out the vote.
Bonamici's Republican opponent, Tea Party candidate Rob Cornilles, opposes a woman's right to choose and has been endorsed by Oregon Right to Life. Recent alerts tell us:
Cornilles just took thousands of dollars from "KOCHPAC" -- the Koch Brothers' business PAC. As you may know, the Koch brothers are oil billionaires who are helping bankroll the Tea Party and other radical right-wing efforts.
Just as voters in Oregon's vote-by-mail-only election started to receive their ballots, GOP leaders swooped in with a television ad buy distorting Bonamici's record with half-truths, distortions and outright lies.
Bonamici previously had a healthy lead in the race, but Cornilles just released a poll suggesting he's closing the gap. The poll shows Bonamici just four points (within the margin of error) ahead of Cornilles.
We need feminists like Bonamici fighting for our rights on Capitol Hill. Mail in your ballot today and volunteer with the campaign to help reach out to other voters. The clock is ticking: Show Bonamici you've got her back!
For equality, Terry O'Neill, President National Organization for Women