I voted for Greg Walden every election since 1999. No longer.

Greg Walden voted more than 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, endangering coverage for 1 in 5 people in his district. He promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions and then supported legislation allowing insurance companies to charge exorbitant rates for coverage. His health care proposals would be a disaster for the district but great for his friends in the pharmaceutical and health care industries.

Walden’s true constituents are big corporations and lobbyists — not the Second District. He has received more drug company donations than any other member of Congress: $851,000 since 2007! Surprised that he doesn’t support legislation to lower drug prices?

Walden has forgotten about his district. He refuses to hold town halls or public forums. He is clearly more comfortable at Washington or Portland fundraisers.

Jamie McLeod Skinner has traveled over 40,000 miles and held or attended over 500 events and discussions with voters. She will work to protect our health care. She will listen to the people of the Second Congressional District — not big money lobbyists.

I urge you to vote to Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress.

Gene Hallman

Pendleton

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