Today's Oregonian brought a front-page story on how Suzanne Bonamici is settling in as the First District's representative following her election in January to fill out the unexpired term of David Wu. It's a very favorable story for Rep. Bonamici -- almost a puff piece -- especially the day before ballots are due back.
Eight paragraphs in, the story, by reporter Charles Pope, features this gem:
Tuesday, Bonamici faces her third election since November. This one is largely a technicality; she faces no primary opposition and Republicans haven't fielded candidates for a primary. The campaign free ride allows her to concentrate on her new job in Congress.
Mr. Pope doesn't read his own newspaper. As Jeff Mapes reported on February 29, conservative activist Lisa Michaels filed for the Republican nomination, and a day or two later, D.R. Delinda Morgan also filed for the Republican nomination. The editorial staff can count; it endorsed Ms. Michaels for the Republican nomination on April 17.
This isn't the first time that the Whimperer lost track of the First District race; back in October its reporter Harry Esteve disposed of five of the eight Democratic candidates for the January special election. This is, however, the first time I can recall the newspaper blithely omitting an entire party.