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May Primary

The Coronavirus Campaign

Every year it seems we’re facing a historic election. I can easily say that 2020 was the most unique campaign of my decade working in politics. Oregon’s vote-by-mail system ensured that voters could safely cast their vote. We don’t yet know the full impact on voters, but we saw 46 percent of eligible voters cast…

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No Pause for Pro-Lifers in Pandemic Primary

By Reagan Knopp | Political Director One of the most unique elections in Oregon history took place on May 19. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic and unprecedented stay-at-home orders, primary election voters across the state made their voices heard. The perseverance of pro-life voters was felt during these extraordinary times as results rolled in…

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ORTL PAC Endorses Jimmy Crumpacker for CD 2

For the first time in almost a decade, one of Oregon’s congressional seats is open. Currently held by Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon’s Second Congressional District (CD 2) is Oregon’s only Republican seat in Congress. Congressman Walden has been a reliable pro-life vote in Congress and it is crucial that his replacement is pro-life. The entry…

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Enthusiasm: The only way we can win

This primary election there were critically important pro-life victories as well as some painful losses. In some races, there simply were not enough pro-life voters who returned their ballots. In others, pro-life voters rose to the challenge and made the winning difference. What we can learn from both the wins and the losses is that…

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Primary results reveal strong pro-life voting bloc

Salem, OR — Last night, over 85% of Oregon Right to Life PAC’s recommended or endorsed candidates in competitive elections won or advanced to the November election. This included former ORTL political director Colm Willis in his race for Marion County Commissioner, position 2. Patti Adair also defeated an incumbent in her Republican primary for…

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The Primary Challenge

Unfortunately, efforts to pull the Oregon GOP away from its commitment to protecting the unborn continue. Therefore, it is critical that pro-life advocates make the hard choices necessary to stop this from happening. How does winning primary elections work? It works as long as pro-life advocates remain committed to the issue over party and personalities.…

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