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ELECTION 2020: Ontario’s Bentz takes nothing for granted in Congressional race

Cliff Bentz, Ontario attorney seeking the 2nd Congressional District seat, says support for the president is a priority he hears from voters as he campaigns throughout the region. (File photo)

Cliff Bentz could finally relax a bit in his quest to be the next Congressman representing eastern Oregon.

Bentz, an Ontario attorney and former state legislator, has been running hard to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Greg Walden.

In an uncertain political year, he has been keeping a wary eye on his opponent, Democrat Alex Spenser. With Democratic spending surging across the U.S., Bentz braced to see how much money had flowed to his Klamath Falls opponent and how that might change his campaign plans.

Turns out, not much.

Spenser’s report to the Federal Election Commission reported a total of $17 . . .