Oregon Public Radio reports:
Former state Rep. Mike Nearman has emerged as his party’s top choice to retake the House seat he just lost. Nearman garnered the most votes among local Republican party members who’d assembled Friday to choose nominees for the now-vacant House District 23.
The four-term lawmaker was expelled from the seat earlier this month, after video footage emerged showing him planning a Dec. 21 incursion into the state Capitol by right-wing demonstrators.
Nearman did not respond to a request from OPB to discuss the nomination. The Oregon Republican Party has not returned multiple inquiries.
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New video shows Rep. Mike Nearman coaching people on how to breach Oregon Capitol https://t.co/YFYLRTH7fd
— Daily Kos (@dailykos) June 25, 2021
Expelled Rep. Mike Nearman receives most support at nominating convention for House District 23 seat https://t.co/NcGvzTerqH
— Statesman Journal (@Salem_Statesman) June 27, 2021
BREAKING: Oregon lawmakers vote to expel Rep. Mike Nearman, who helped far-right agitators gain entrance into the Oregon state Capitol in December. The expulsion vote was 59-1. Nearman himself was the only “no.”
Finally, some accountability.pic.twitter.com/T4kEqSBFt4
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 11, 2021