Dennis Linthicum says he hopes to decide soon whether to take on the only Republican in Oregon’s congressional delegation. Linthicum describes himself as a “constitutional conservative” and tagged Walden as a “professional politician.”
As chairman of the House GOP’s campaign committee, Walden is one of the most senior Republicans on Capitol Hill. He’s had to walk a tight rope between the party’s moderates and tea-party conservatives.
In a statement, Walden says he works hard every day for the Oregonians who elected him. Walden reported having $1.3 million in the bank on his most recent campaign finance disclosure.
Walden represents the sprawling 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses all of Eastern Oregon.