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Robert Colbert — Er, Cornilles — for Oregon’s 1st District!

Meanwhile, away from Florida:

Voters in northwest Oregon will learn who will represent them in Congress as a special election wraps up Tuesday, more than a year after the first public sign of trouble for a congressman who would eventually resign in a sex scandal. Ballots are due by 8 p.m., in county-run drop boxes, and election officials say they’ll release the first results at that time.

The Republican candidate for the seat, Rob Cornilles, often hears that he resembles comedian Stephen Colbert. So he’s now embracing it in a funny video to close the campaign:

See, that intentionally makes you laugh. Until recently, this district was represented by . . . well, you remember him.


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