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Local Outlets Endorse Peter DeFazio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 19, 2020

Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected]

Eugene, Oregon — Local outlets resoundingly support Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) as the clear choice in this race with the clout, experience, and knowledge to fight for OR-4 in Congress, while calling attention to Skarlatos for repeatedly dodging local reporters, opposing another COVID relief package, and making false and debunked claims in ads.

“For 30 years, Peter DeFazio has dedicated his congressional career to Oregon’s 4th district, and he is now the chair of the powerful Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. We need to keep our experienced and spirited congressman in office to help our country navigate the messy aftermath of the Trump era. Plus, his plans for re-envisioning the nation’s infrastructure while mitigating climate change is something we desperately need, and DeFazio’s position gives him the power to do so. His opponent, train hero-turned Dancing with the Stars contestant Alek Skarlatos, dances from the truth and practically refuses to interview with media outlets. He spent his campaign spewing classic Republican fear-mongering narratives and continually aligns himself with Trump. DeFazio is the clear choice in this race. He has the knowledge, the connections and the seniority to lead the House, and Oregon, forward,” said the Eugene Weekly.

“DeFazio excelled when discussing repairing and rebuilding the infrastructure of the United States, increasing broadband access in rural areas, improvements to our nation’s ports, and the need for another COVID-19 relief package to ward off a potential depression. (Skarlatos, while in favor of initial coronavirus relief, is opposed to a new package, believing it no longer necessary.)... Defazio has clout, experience and knowledge on an array of topics. He’s a walking encyclopedia if you want to talk politics. While Defazio faces his most serious challenge in years in Skarlatos, he’s still the right vote for U.S. House of Representatives in District 4,” said the Editorial Board for the Albany Democrat-Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times.

“We endorse Peter DeFazio (D). This down-to-earth dude knows more about infrastructure than anyone should want to know – that’s a very good thing. Serving the 4th District for 30 years, DeFazio chairs the powerful Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – which is actually sorta badass,” said the Endorsement Board for the Corvallis Advocate.

“Congressman DeFazio has earned the endorsement of local news outlets and inspired a powerful grassroots force to get out the vote for him because he has fought day-in and day-out for the people of Oregon’s fourth Congressional district - from lowering prescription drug costs and protecting health care to delivering COVID aid and federal dollars for wildfire recovery to our district. Whether you agree or disagree with him, you know where he stands on the issues that matter most,” said Carly Gabrielson, Congressman Peter DeFazio’s Campaign Manager.

Posted on October 19, 2020 in Press Releases.

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Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

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