Democrats seeking the nomination for Oregon's First Congressional District faced off again Tuesday night.


The televised debate was hosted by KGW-TV and the Oregonian.

The three candidates in the debate stuck to themes they've repeated throughout this expedited special election season.

They all say job creation is a top priority. Labor Commissioenr Brad Avakian talked about his willingness to be a scrappy champion for voters who need jobs.

"I'm a guy who rolls up his sleeves, I work hard, and I get the job done," Avakian said.

State Senator Brad Witt, who has a background of strong union involvement, argued he's the candidate who'll do the most for voters.

"I am not an attorney, I am not a millionaire. I have dedicated my career to working families," Witt explained.

State Senator Suzanne Bonamici made a case for her skills working across party lines, to represent the interests of the district.

"I have soemthing to offer. I have a record based on my ability to get things done without being divisive or offensive," Bonamici said.

Ballots will be mailed out starting this Friday.

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