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Statement by the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens on Cornilles’ False Attack Ad

January 18, 2012

For Immediate Release
January 18, 2012

The Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens released the statement below in response to the new ad released by Rob Cornilles and the Republican National Congressional Committee that includes a false attack about Suzanne Bonamici’s record on Medicare. Cornilles first made this attack on day one of the General Election and it was independently found to be false by The Oregonian.

“Cornilles’ decision to launch a false attack against Suzanne is a clear demonstration of why Oregon seniors cannot trust him to stand up for them – or to protect Medicare and the Social Security benefits all of us work a lifetime to earn,” said Steve Weiss, president of the OSCRC. “We know that Cornilles is knowingly misleading voters because he’s trying to cover up his own record on Medicare and Social Security. Cornilles has said that he would cut Social Security and Medicare before the defense budget. To set the record straight: Suzanne Bonamici is the only candidate in this election that Oregon seniors can count on to stand up for them in Congress and to protect – not privatize – Medicare and Social Security. That is why the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens PAC is proud to have endorsed her.”

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