Oregon GOP Nominates Just-Expelled Ex-State Rep

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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