Republicans Go on the Offensive… in Oregon

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched an early $5,000 digital ad buy targeting Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio.

Rep. DeFazio has been a member of Congress since 1987, but Republicans are increasingly hopeful his 4th Congressional District can be flipped in 2020. It went heavily for President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, but in the last presidential vote, the district on the Pacific coast south of Portland tilted to Clinton by a slim 554 votes.

“Tell Socialist Democrat Peter DeFazio to oppose impeaching President Trump!” the Facebook ad says. It also quotes a television interview from the congressman, saying, “We are moving forward essentially with an impeachment inquiry…”

The early move against the long-serving Democrat comes on the heels of a CNN exclusive last week reporting the Trump campaign was eyeing Oregon for more attention and spending for the 2020 cycle.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.