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PHOTO GALLERY: Republican candidates gather in Vale for political forum

Marc Thielman, Republican candidate for governor, gives his opening speech during a candidates forum in Vale on Saturday, March 26. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

VALE - A large crowd turned up to hear a host of Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate speak at the Vale First Christian Church Saturday.

The candidates - from different backgrounds - spoke about their individual goals if they were elected to be governor or if they managed to bounce U.S. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, from his longtime position in the Congress.

The political forum began with a dinner and then transitioned into more than an hour and a half of stump speeches by various candidates.

Candidate for Oregon governor Kerry McQuisten opened her speech to the crowd with a quick review of her past accomplishments and her . . .