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Huffman Exposes Wyden at Portland City Club Debate

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Location: Portland, OR

Jim Huffman, candidate for U.S. Senate, exposed Ron Wyden in back-to-back debates in Medford and Portland. In Friday's Portland City Club debate, Huffman was authoritative and proposed common sense solutions for job creation, real health care reform, and a workable forest plan for Oregon.

"The City Club debate was another great chance to call Ron Wyden on his job-killing health care vote, a 30 year career of voting for higher taxes, and failed economic policies that have led to unemployment of 10.6% in Oregon," Huffman said. "Wyden's inability to clearly defend his record of proposing legislation that he knows won't pass, and his voting lockstep with Pelosi/Reid is exactly why it's time for Oregonians to retire Ron Wyden from the Senate."

Huffman was able to point out Wyden's inconsistencies in stating that he would not vote for a health care reform bill that didn't offer competition or choice, and then being the 60th vote for a health care bill that offered neither.

Huffman also refuted Wyden's claims to be "bipartisan" by pointing out Wyden's voting record -- siding with his party 97% of the time.

Jim Huffman is Oregon's Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. He has taught constitutional law at Lewis & Clark Law School where he also served as dean for 13 years. Huffman lives in SW Portland with his wife, Leslie, and their 3 school-aged children.


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