Speaker John Boehner administered the oath of office in the House chamber Tuesday, one week after Bonamici won a special election to replace former Rep. David Wu. She becomes the only woman in Oregon's five-member congressional delegation.
The letter was from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C., and it was sent to residents in the 1st Congressional District where Rob Cornilles and Suzanne Bonamici are battling for the vacated seat.
Determined not to lose another friendly district because of a sex scandal, Democrats and their allies have pumped more than $1 million into an Oregon special election race that has turned into a vicious exchange of attacks over the airwaves.
KATU.com sent questionnaires to both Libertarian Party candidate James Foster and Progressive Party candidate Steven Reynolds to get their views on some of the major topics in the Jan. 31 special election to replace David Wu.
Unions and groups that support abortion rights have joined national Democratic officials in investing in Oregon's special election to replace former Rep. David Wu, and national Republicans have for the first time invested money in the GOP candidate.