Politics
11:24 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Democrats Gather In Eugene

Congressman Peter DeFazio will deliver a keynote speech at the Oregon Democratic Party's meeting at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday.
Credit U.S. House of Representatives

Democrats from all over the state of Oregon are coming to Eugene Saturday. They're having a day-long meeting and evening reception with US Representative Peter DeFazio. This, just a few days before former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee comes to town.

The majority of Lane County voters are registered Democrats. The tightest races here are non-partisan-- three seats on the Lane County Board of Commissioners are up for re-election. Mike Huckabee's fundraiser is expected to benefit incumbent Jay Bozievich, who holds position 1 on the board.
Lane County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Chris Wig says Democrats are not worried.

Wig: "I think that our County Commission races are hotly contested and that we're going to have some action in that area. But I really don't see Mike Huckabee moving the needle in terms of drumming up statewide votes for Republicans."

Mike Huckabee's appearance is a fundraiser put on by Healthy Communities Initiative, a political action committee. The plate prices for the fundraiser range from $150 to $5-thousand. The Democratic Party's dinner with Congressman DeFazio is 40 bucks a plate.