U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio
— the Lane County Democrat who's the senior member of Oregon's House delegation — doesn't know yet if he'll run for governor next year.
But regardless of whether he runs for governor or a 13th term in Congress, the Republicans have somebody ready to go for the congressional seat, Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken
— according to this report
in Capitol Hill's Roll Call
Apparently, Leiken knows about Twitter
And here's a glance
at what some Republicans think about him.
Let the fund-raising
: DeFazio, a Springfield resident, doesn't seem to be quaking at news of Leiken's candidacy. In a news release, he said, “Sid is a nice guy and a step up from the Republican's last highly touted recruit. I look forward to him continuing his good service as my hometown mayor for the next four years.”