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2010 Race of the Day: A Real Face-Off in Oregon (OR-01)

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Despite Oregon’s First Congressional District’s reputation as a slightly left-leaning district, out-of-touch Democrat David Wu faces a tough battle against Republican candidate Rob Cornilles this fall. And according to a newly released poll, highlighted by the Washington Post , Wu “might be in a real face-off this fall.”

Consisting of the northwest corner of the state, Oregon’s First Congressional District includes Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Yamhill counties. It also encompasses southwest Portland, part of Multnomah County, which redistricted from the Third to the First in 2002. Prior to 1975, Oregon’s First was a strictly Republican stronghold—with a tradition of Republican representation dating back to the 1800s. With a growing anti-incumbent constituency, David Wu faces voters who are fed up with his negligent liberal agenda. Instead, strong Republican choice for Congress Rob Cornilles offers voters a better choice.

David Wu is the epitome of an aloof incumbent. Since his 1998 election, Wu has served as a loyal rubberstamp to a radical Democrat agenda. His voting record serves as evidence: he votes with Nancy Pelosi 97.3 percent of the time. Over his ten years serving in Congress, Wu has supported a reckless Democrat agenda that has borrowed too much, spent too much and taxed too much. Consequentially, Oregon families have been hit hard by increased job loss, a sluggish economy and a tremendous unemployment rate of over 10 percent. With an increasingly anti-establishment constituency, voters in Oregon’s First District are tired of Wu’s irresponsible agenda that consists of bailouts and government takeovers.

On the contrary, Republican Rob Cornilles stands for responsibility and reason. Born and raised in Oregon, Cornilles’ campaign centers on his belief that government must provide an environment that allows businesses and families to flourish while also keeping an eye on the interests of future generations. He understands that government best serves the people when it is able to help them, instead of keep them from reaching their full potential. A local businessman, Cornilles is founder and President of Game Face, Inc. As a prominent consultant, he understands the challenges facing his state’s struggling economy. Devoting his time and energy to local schools, non-profits, and organizations like Boy Scouts of America, Rob is equally as proud of his community involvement as he is of his accomplishments in local business. He and his wife of 23 years, Allison, are the proud parents of three teenage sons. 

This fall, Oregon has the chance to take back a seat in Congress.  Electing Rob Cornilles will put a fiscally responsible, value-driven Congressman in the House and take back another vote from Nancy Pelosi.

I hope you will take the time to visit Rob’s website and follow him on Facebook to stay updated with the latest news and developments.

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