Congressman Greg Walden

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Oregon’s sprawling Second Congressional District encompasses roughly the eastern two-thirds of the state. Greg Walden -- the only Republican in Oregon’s delegation -- has represented the district since 19-99, and has routinely been re-elected by huge majorities. This year, seven Democrats are competing for the chance to unseat Walden in the fall.

Sam Bond's Brewing Facebook page

Craft brewers – including one in Eugene – are toasting a part of the contentious GOP tax bill recently signed by President Trump.

Greg Walden is the only Republican member of Congress from Oregon. But he is now arguably this Democratic state’s most powerful figure in Washington. And in the tumultuous first year of the Trump presidency, he’s sticking closely to his party.

Walden Faces Fiery Crowd At Bend Town Hall

Apr 14, 2017
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Representative Greg Walden faced a heated crowd at a town hall meeting in Bend last night/Thursday. The Republican Congressman fielded questions about health care, immigration, and President Trump.

Q&A: Are The Klamath Restoration Agreements In Trouble?

Dec 7, 2015
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People have been fighting about scarce water resources in the Klamath Basin in Southern Oregon and Northern California for decades. 

Jeremy Fox/Owyhee Coalition.

A new proposal to protect about 2 million acres of the Owyhee Canyonlands in Eastern Oregon needs a sponsor in Congress to move forward.

Half of the proposed region is already designated as a Wilderness Study Area. The biggest opposition so far has come from ranchers. Brent Fenty is with the Oregon Natural Desert Association. He says farmers shouldn't be concerned about the future of grazing rights under the proposal.

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Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District is a Republican stronghold. The GOP has held the seat since early 1981, and that likely won’t change this November.
This year’s Democratic challenger is hoping to make inroads by positioning herself as a moderate alternative on issues such as the economy and natural resources.

David Nogueras

Republican voters in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District have more than one name to choose from in this month's primary election, for the first time in 8 years. Incumbent Greg Walden is running for his 9th term in Congress. Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum hopes to unseat him.

The latest filings from the Federal Election Commission show Walden holds a huge advantage in fundraising. He's raised more than 2 million dollars. Linthicum on the other hand has raised just over 18 thousand.