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Romney Backs Out of GOP Debate in Oregon; Statement from DPO Chair

Mar 12, 2012


Contact: Erik Dorey  |  press [at] dpo [dot] org  |  (503) 239-8624

Portland, Ore. (March 12, 2012) – 

Portland, Ore. — Today, Meredith Wood Smith, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, released the following statement after it was reported that Mitt Romney would not participate in a GOP presidential debate scheduled for March 19 in Portland:

“We had hoped to hear that Mitt Romney had something, anything to offer Oregonians. Instead, we got exactly what the rest of middle-class America can expect from Romney: lip service now and the promise of answers tomorrow.

“Sadly, it seems Oregon’s trees are not the right height for Mitt Romney.”

SEE: The Oregonian, Mitt Romney says he won't attend planned Republican presidential debate in Portland, Monday, March 12, 2012, 5:44 p.m.