Voter: Portland isn't in 5th Congressional District
I am perplexed by Oregon's 5th Congressional District Republican candidate Lori Chavez-DeRemer. Her television ads deal almost exclusively with crime in Portland, not Clackamas and Deschutes, the counties she is trying to represent.
Does Lori Chavez-DeRemer realize that Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici represents downtown Portland? As someone who resides in Clackamas County, I am not overly concerned with what's going on in Multnomah County.
Ask yourself two questions: 1) has a crime been committed against you recently? and 2) have you recently witnessed a crime? If the answer is no to both of these questions, exactly what crime are you afraid of? If you live in certain parts of Portland, then sure, public safety may be your No. 1 concern. But let's be honest: Most conservatives never visit Portland. I live in Happy Valley. Things are pretty quiet around here. I haven't witnessed anything nefarious, just teenagers who like to speed.
I highly doubt Lori Chavez-DeRemer will be driving to downtown Portland to attend an event anytime soon. She obviously hates Portland. Fine, but what is she going to do for the residents of her district? She needs to stop treating us like morons; we can read maps, we know her district, and it's not Portland.
Clackamas County is a wonderful place to live. I haven't seen any chaos. Where is the American carnage in the 5th Congressional District? I certainly don't see it. Chavez-DeRemer may be an excellent candidate for police commissioner of Portland, but she has no interest in representing her district. I think I'll pass.
Kathy Chandler is a Happy Valley resident.
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