On this day, November 29, 1928, Paul Simon (d.2003), later Senator of Illinois, was born in Eugene.
Also on this day, November 29, 2012, Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a 39-year-old Canadian citizen and environmental radical, turned herself in to the FBI at border in Blaine, Washington. She was part of a cell in Eugene, Oregon, known as the Family, and was sought for setting fires at a Vail ski resort and a lumber mill in Medford, Oregon.
A faltering Biden administration could make this a different year for Republicans
As incumbent 5th Congressional District Representative Kurt Schrader makes national news for ducking his district
-- fueling speculation that he may not run for a 6th term in Congress -- opponents across the aisle are beginning to line up to run against him.
Former Happy Valley Mayor and candidate for state legislature, Lori Chavez-DeRemer
is poised to run, though through redistricting, she may not end up in the 5th Congressional District. From the suburbs of Portland, crime -- of course -- is at the top of her issues list.
Former Keizer city councilor Amy Ryan Courser
lost to Kurt Schrader in a topsy-turvy 2020 election by a mere 6.7%. Her issues are appropriately national and include national security, borders and the national debt.
West Point grad and energy executive Nate Sandvig
is running on a platform to "restore sanity." Education -- especially the impact of the left -- is at the top of of the list for this Tillamook County native. He also features energy solutions, touting "stable and secure energy supplies."
For his part, Kurt Schrader has been able to fend off all opposition with his substantial incumbent war chest
which could at any time be supplemented by his significant personal fortune, but in a year that features a faltering Biden administration -- despite the fact that he won't personally be on the ticket -- could make this a different year for Republican challengers. Additionally, the trickiness of going from five to six Congressional districts could move some Democrats out of the district.
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