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Two Progressive Dems Lose Oregon Primaries After AIPAC-Tied Group Funds Opponents

HeadlineMay 23, 2024

Back in the U.S., two progressive Democrats lost their primary races in Oregon Tuesday after they were vastly outspent by more right-leaning candidates. Susheela Jayapal, the older sister of Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, lost to Maxine Dexter, who received around 30 times more money than Jayapal, including over $2 million from the pro-Israel, AIPAC-affiliated 314 Action Fund. Susheela Jayapal called for urgent campaign finance reform after the vote. Elsewhere in Oregon, progressive candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner was defeated by Janelle Bynum, who received nearly half a million dollars from 314 Action Fund.

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