Biden’s Endorsement of a Candidate Just Fell Apart

Biden's Endorsement of a Candidate Just Fell Apart

Biden’s Rare Gift Just Crippled Him This Election Season

( – The primary race for US representatives in Oregon’s Fifth Congressional District was challenging for poll workers. Ballots printed in Clackamas County had blurry barcodes, which prevented them from scanning during the counting process. This error delayed the final results, but in the end, Biden-backed Representative Kurt Schrader (D) lost to opponent Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

Schrader served seven terms in the US House of Representatives. Reports showed the race was too close to call until the AP announced McLeod-Skinner the winner on May 27. Election workers had to copy tens of thousands of votes onto new ballots by hand to count them. Despite the setback, officials say they should be able to certify the votes by the June 13 deadline.

Biden’s pick is a centrist and secured the president’s first endorsement. McLeod-Skinner is a progressive who had the support of local Democrats. She ran on a platform that the representative was too far Right and a puppet for the pharmaceutical companies.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president isn’t concerned about the representative’s loss and doesn’t see it as a reflection of voter opinion on the administration. She noted that McLeod-Skinner also ran on many of the points Biden sees as important.

McLeod-Skinner will go on to face Republican opponent Lori Chavez-DeRemer. The Democrat could be at risk if moderates see her as too far Left. Plus, her opponent has an endorsement from high-ranking Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), which also could influence voters.

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