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McLeod-Skinner: rural community concerns are non-partisan

(KTVL/ Kimberly Kolliner)

Today District 2 candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner was in Josephine County wanting to connect with rural communities.

McLeod-Skinner says she’s already visited towns in all 20 counties in our district and today she was in Cave Junction, which isn't even part of the District 2.

McLeod-Skinner says it's her mission to interact with as many rural communities in our region so their concerns with healthcare, the opioid epidemic, jobs and more are brought up in Washington.

She says, the issue of rural community neglect is non-partisan.

"Democrats have traditionally focused on urban areas and the Republicans in Washington have been focused on wealthy corporations and there has not been a focus on our rural communities. So I'm showing up throughout our district and even beyond our district to help try to focus on and inspire folks in rural communities to step up," said McLeod-Skinner.

McLeod-skinner says the way to win this election is to step away from party affiliation and vote based on the policies each candidate stands for.

That being said, it stands to be a tough election seeing as current representative Greg Walden has held the District 2 congressional seat since 1999.

And even before then, dating all the way back to 1893, Democrats have only held the seat twice.

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