BEND — With Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie refusing to give up his run for the Oregon House in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, liberals hope to salvage the pivotal seat with a third-party candidate.
The Working Families Party, a minor party that often backs pro-labor Democrats, announced Monday that it had nominated Bend nonprofit founder Amanda La Bell as its nominee in the 54th House District. La Bell, a registered Democrat, will appear on the November ballot alongside Democrat Boddie and Republican Cheri Helt.
In a statement, La Bell said she decided to run with the Working Families Party to provide a "real choice" for voters. She previously volunteered to replace Boddie as the Democratic nominee if he chose to drop out of the race. (Continue Reading)