Dem chairman's race tightens as GOP 'hero' pulls in millions

Another Democratic chairman has found himself in the race of his life in 2020.Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the fourth most senior Democrat in the House, is facing a formidable challenge this year from GOP opponent Alek Skarlatos in a purple district that came just a fraction of a percentage point away from backing President Donald Trump in 2016.Skarlatos — a 27-year-old Army veteran who garnered international fame for halting an extremist attack aboard a Paris-bound train in 2015 — is one of the House GOP’s strongest recruits this cycle and has attracted such huge sums of money that he outraised the Democratic incumbent by $1.2 million and outspent him by over $900,000 in the most recent quarter.”I can’t outspend him. We can’t even match him. He raised more money in a quarter than I’ve ever raised in a year in my life. But we can outwork him,” DeFazio told supporters

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By Sarah Ferris and Sam Mintz

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