To the Corporate Right, US House Representative Peter DeFazio from Oregon is a dangerous man.
DeFazio has been targeted by the Concerned Taxpayers of America (CTA) which represents exactly two taxpayers, neither of them from Oregon. Robert Mercer, a New York hedge fund executive, and Daniel Schuster, a concrete magnate from Maryland, donated a total of $500,000 which is being spent to unseat two Democrats, one of them DeFazio.
In an interview with Huffington Post, DeFazio announced that he was investigating articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Roberts “for perjuring during his Senate hearings, where he said he wouldn't be a judicial activist, and he wouldn't overturn precedents."
DeFazio cites the dissent of Justice Stevens on the SCOTUS case which makes the point that “Roberts decided a case that wasn't even before the Court, and invited the issue before the Court.”
Peter DeFazio is beloved by those of lucky enough to be in his district,so he won the 2008 election with 83% of the vote. Even with the money that these east coast billionaires have poured into our Oregon Election, DeFazio is projected to win handily.
One reason that we have loved Peter DeFazio since 1987 is that he is not afraid to confront power in order to serve the middle class. DeFazio has earned A+ ratings by the independent organization middleclass.org which rates legislators on their dedication to the middle class.
Mercer and Schuster, you wasted your money.