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Jamie McLeod-Skinner, left, and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

The two major candidates for the open 5th Congressional District are neck-and-neck in campaign fundraising, with combined contributions nearing $2.5 million so far.

New Federal Elections Commission filings show Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner of Terrebonne with an edge in cash on hand, but Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer of Happy Valley is attracting big national money in three different campaign accounts.

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sarahsue

Does Jamie object to Democrats lending their campaigns money or it is just Republicans? Lots of Oregon legislative candidates, some Dems, start their campaigns with loans. Adam Frisch just gave his campaign over a million to run against Lauren Boebert. Is that OK because he's a Dem?

kindergentlerbend

Skinner campaign just reported that "an extremist group, funded by undisclosed sources, just dropped half a million dollars on TV ads to stop [Skinner]." If true, this is an amount several orders of magnitude higher than the disclosed amounts reported in this article.

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