"Oregon Special Election Tomorrow: Will Voters Reject Global Warming Denier Rob Cornilles?"
The Republicans selected unsuccessful 2010 nominee Rob Cornilles, a strategic consultant for sports-industry executives. He supports partial privatization of Social Security, would cut Social Security and Medicare to avoid any defense cuts, and has called himself “the original Tea Party candidate.”
Unlike special elections last year in New York’s 26th district, New York’s 9th district, and Nevada’s 2nd district, the big spending conservative Super PACs have generally skipped this race — perhaps a sign that they see Cornilles as too extreme to win the district.
Two minor candidates are also on the ballots, which were mailed to all voters in mid-January and must be returned to local county elections offices by 8 p.m. Pacific time.