Political rival swings Oregon state Senate appointment to Betsy Close

Jeff Mapes, Oregonian:

Republican Betsy Close wins appointment to an Oregon Senate seat, thanks to the vote of Benton County Commissioner Annabelle Jaramillo -- who Close happens to be opposing for reelection.

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    Congratulations to the commissioners for doing the right thing. Close's main opponent was CEO of Samaritan Health Services, a $500 million company. How can anyone not see that as a conflict of interest? And the CEO is also anti-choice and says all the policies at his hospital are consistent with that.

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