Lawyer and Democratic state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici is competing against Republican business consultant Rob Cornilles for Oregon’s 1st Congressional district seat (vacated by sex scandal-ridden David Wu).
This is what Bonamici and Cornilles look like on TV, which is where most 1st district citizens voting in the Jan. 31 special election will see them:
The 1st district is considered the economic engine of Oregon, according to KATU. It includes downtown Portland and suburban Washington County where Nike and Intel hold fort. The district which stretches to the Pacific Coast is also home to much of Oregon wine country.