Cornilles to challenge Wu in November

May 20, 2010

Cornilles received about 41 percent of the votes in the Republican primary for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District, split among a field of four competitors. Wu has represented Oregon in congress for 12 years.

Reached Wednesday, Cornilles said he was happy with his success so far in the campaign, but that his real challenge still lay ahead. Cornilles was widely considered a favorite to win the Repub-lican nomination.

“I’m feeling very energized and very grateful,” he said. “We had a tremendous amount of people who voted for me and placed their trust in me last night, even though I’m new to politics.”

Cornilles said the next step in his campaign would be to try and convince voters – all voters, not just those from his party – that he is worthy of being elected. Cornilles, the owner of Game Face, a sports-industry consulting company based in Tualatin, had never run for elected office before announcing his bid for Congress last summer. He’s run on a platform of controlling government spending and fiscal responsibility.

“The thoughts and feelings I had as a candidate just reflect what my neighbors think,” Cornilles said. “Now, I have to convince the voters that someone without Washington experience can produce better results for our district.”

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