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McLeod-Skinner ready to take on Walden

Jamie McLeod-Skinner is running against Republican Rep. Greg Walden to represent Oregon's 2nd Congressional District in Congress. (Photo courtesy of the McLeod-Skinner election campaign).

VALE – Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democratic candidate for Congress, believes she can win.

Based on history, that may seem like a tall order.

Her opponent, Republican Rep. Greg Walden, represents the deeply conservative 2nd Congressional District. Since his election in 1998, he has easily crushed Democratic opponents in the general election.

The district is the seventh largest district in the nation and covers about two-thirds of Oregon. It includes all of Baker, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler counties, plus portions of Josephine County.

Walden wields tremendous power in Washington, D.C. He is the . . .