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The '''[[Oregon's 1st Congressional District|1st Congressional District of Oregon]]''' held a special election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on January 31, 2012.  The election was to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative [[David Wu]].  The primary election was held on November 8, 2011.
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The winner of the special election was [[Suzanne Bonamici]].<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/01/suzanne_bonamici_wins_special.html ''Oregonlive.com'', "Suzanne Bonamici wins special election for Oregon's 1st Congressional District," January 31, 2012]</ref>
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[[File:OR Congressional District 1 2000-2010.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 1st Congressional District prior to the [[Redistricting in Oregon|2010 redistricting]].]]
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==Candidates==
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The following candidates were on the general election ballot.
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*{{bluedot}} [[Suzanne Bonamici]] (Democratic, Independent) {{won}}
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*{{reddot}} [[Rob Cornilles]] (Republican)
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*{{yellowdot}} [[James Foster]] (Libertarian)
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*{{dbluedot}} [[Steven Reynolds]] (Progressive)
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==Election targeted==
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Republican candidates [[Rob Cornilles]] was targeted by the [[Super PAC]] [[House Majority PAC]]. The Democratic-allied PAC spent about $300,000 on defeating Cornilles,<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/indexpend.php?strID=C00495028&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "House Majority PAC Independent Expenditures," accessed May 4, 2012]</ref> primarily through TV ads.<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Super-PACs-congressional-races/2012/01/30/id/425980 ''Newsmax'', "[[Super PAC]]s Getting Involved in Congressional Races," January 30, 2012]</ref>
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{{youtube|title=KfTAd-5kENs|size=250|caption="House Majority PAC ad against Robert Cornilles: 'Six Employees'"}}
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==See also==
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*[[United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives elections, 2012]]
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==External links==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon%27s_1st_congressional_district_special_election,_2012 Wikipedia page]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{2012 congress election}}
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{{Oregon congress}}
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Latest revision as of 06:06, 28 April 2014

The 1st Congressional District of Oregon held a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on January 31, 2012. The election was to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative David Wu. The primary election was held on November 8, 2011.

The winner of the special election was Suzanne Bonamici.[1]

This is the 1st Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates

The following candidates were on the general election ballot.

Election targeted

Republican candidates Rob Cornilles was targeted by the Super PAC House Majority PAC. The Democratic-allied PAC spent about $300,000 on defeating Cornilles,[2] primarily through TV ads.[3]


"House Majority PAC ad against Robert Cornilles: 'Six Employees'"

See also

External links

References