'Operation Chaos' in Oregon's 4th Congressional District

A regional "Operation Chaos" may be brewing in Oregon's 4th Congressional District.  On Tuesday and in time for the filing deadline, Matthew Robinson, son of Oregon's 4th District Republican Congressional candidate and physicist Art Robinson, announced he filed his candidacy declaration with state election officials and plans to run as a Democrat in the 4th District's May 22nd primary against 13-term incumbent Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR). DeFazio, a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has run virtually unopposed in the primary and general election since his election to the House in 1986.  From 1988 to 2008, he received at least 61% of the votes cast during each general election. In 2010, in one of the most contentious Congressional elections in recent memory, DeFazio beat his closest challenger to date Republican Art Robinson, by a margin of 55%-44%. Robinson is running unopposed in this year's Republican primary. According to KVAL News, a local...(Read Full Post)