| PETE SORENSON |
IMAGE: MATT WONG
Sorenson has been running across the state in his 1996 Saturn these past four months, hard on Gov. Ted Kulongoski's left. His seemingly quixotic quest: defeating the incumbent in the May 2006 Democratic primary.
Since Sorenson is taking the "mad-as-hell liberal" road on the campaign trail, we thought a Mad Lib™ might help introduce this guy who thinks he can sink Teddy K. Fill in the blanks with your best guesses on the insurgent.
A former state senator, Sorenson has been a (job) since 1997.
Asked why he believes he can take out Kulongoski, Sorenson says a primary attracts (adjective) Democrats, which makes favorable territory for a challenger. Sorenson also says a key question will be whether Kulongoski has been a strong (noun) while governor, and the upstart contends he will be in good position to make the case against Kulongoski because he started his campaign (adverb) .
With a year to go and little name recognition beyond close relatives, Sorenson says the initial campaign can be a hard slog. At one recent gathering of Deschutes County Democrats, Sorenson estimates he knew only (number) of 40 people in the room.
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