Suzanne Bonamici won the Congressional seat for Oregon’s North Coast in a special election Tuesday, Oregon Congressional District 1. She had 54% of the vote, in an area that often votes Democrat and supported Barack Obama in 2008.
She will replace Rep. David Wu, a Democrat who resigned after he was accused of making sexual advances towards a daughter of a campaign donor. Bonamici must stand for election in November, too.
Check out the results from The Daily Astorian, one of the finer small daily papers left in America, a paper that still does real news reporting.
Watch one of her last campaign ads:
Is this a bellwether? Democrats had a scandal-plagued representative, but won anyway. The area traditionally votes Democratic. Portents of November results appear rather dim.
- Bonamici eager to start work on economy, she tells Daily Astorian
- Teachers will probably find some comfort in Bonamici’s experience in education, and in her education positions for full funding of education, and reform of “high-stakes testing and punitive labeling”