Campaign 2010

Jan 31, 2012

DCCC Chair Steve Israel’s Statement on Congresswoman-elect Suzanne Bonamici’s Victory in OR-01

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement, congratulating Congresswoman-elect Suzanne Bonamici, who won the special election in Oregon’s 1st  Congressional District:

“On behalf of the DCCC, congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Suzanne Bonamici on her victory today.

“Congresswoman-elect Suzanne Bonamici is a champion for Oregon middle class families, consumers, and seniors and House Democrats look forward to welcoming her to Congress. She will solve problems and stand up for the middle class instead of billionaires and Big Oil and help reignite the American dream.

“Democrats successfully held the Republican accountable for his extreme Tea Party roots and his commitment to protecting the ultra wealthy at the expense of Medicare for seniors. This election is a win for middle class Oregon families who want someone to fight for them.”

Background

  • Suzanne becomes the third Democratic woman elected to Congress this cycle. (Kathy Hochul, NY-26, elected May 2011; Janice Hahn, CA-36, elected July 2011.)
  • Democrats made 335,804 phone calls and knocked on 148,398 doors.

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