Schrader has become outlier in Democratic party
Over a decade ago, when Kurt Schrader first ran for office in the new 5th Congressional District, I voted for him. I even put up a lawn sign because he was well experienced for the job and presented himself as moderate and constructive. I voted for him twice more after that, but then became convinced that he was neither moderate, nor constructive. He is, in reality, an extreme outlier among the Democratic caucus: one of five to oppose Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, and one of only three to vote against the continuing budget resolution as part of the Build Back Better negotiations. Nor is he constructive. So many of us have family members with expensive medical needs, and denying Medicare the right to negotiate drug prices hurts us and doesn’t help anyone else except his friends in Big Pharma. It truly insulting to see his happy-face ads touting his efforts to reduce drug costs, when in fact he spurned an opportunity to save taxpayers billions of dollars. He dares to use the word Progressive! I’ll be voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner as soon as I receive my ballot.
Loren Northup, Lake Oswego