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Democratic Party of Oregon launches to help Oregonians track Knute Buehler’s lies

Oct 03, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Molly Woon
press [at] dpo [dot] org 
October 3, 2018

Democratic Party of Oregon launches to help Oregonians track Knute Buehler’s lies
It’s hard to keep track of where Buehler is on any given issue, but new website has all the whoppers in one place

Republican Knute Buehler is working hard to hide his right-wing voting record and conservative agenda so he can appeal to Oregonians. He’s trying to pitch himself as a different kind of Republican. But he’s no different than the last guy that lied his way into office.

Remember the Presidential candidate that said he was a different kind of Republican who wouldn’t rip Medicaid away? Knute Buehler was following along at home.

“As Republican Knute Buehler and Governor Kate Brown meet at a series of debates this week, we thought it would be helpful to put together a guidebook of some of the biggest whoppers Buehler is rolling out,” said Jeanne Atkins, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon. “It’s important for voters to know where candidates stand, and what they’ve done.”

Highlights from include:

Health care: In one of his most outrageous lies, Republican Knute Buehler is now telling Oregonians that he supports Medicaid, but he voted AGAINST funding Oregon’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Reproductive rights: Buehler is falsely claiming to be “100% pro-choice” to get votes from pro-choice Oregonians, but he brags to anti-choice voters that he fought against Governor Brown’s efforts to expand access to reproductive rights.

Education: Republican Knute Buehler is desperately trying to convince people he can help our schools, but teachers say his plan will actually move Oregon schools backward. Buehler’s first agenda for schools is to cut $1.2 billion from the retirements of teachers and other public employees.

“If voters catch Knute lying this week during the debates, we’re hoping they’ll let us know,” said Molly Woon, Deputy Director of the Democratic Party of Oregon. “And we’re hoping this new website helps them follow along at home as Knute’s positions shift with the wind.”