Republican congressional candidate Alek Skarlatos reported his campaign raised more than $425,000 in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Skarlatos has raised more than $1.1 million since announcing his campaign in May.

Skarlatos also said in a press release that he has received an endorsement from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.

“I am incredibly thankful to have the support of so many people, as we will need all the help possible for what has become one of the biggest congressional races in the country,” Skarlatos said. “This year, Oregon will finally be able to tell Joe Biden that this agenda of vaccine mandates, higher energy bills, and open borders is not working for them.”

While the Democrats in the District 4 are behind Skarlatos in fundraising, their campaigns have also started much later.

Democratic candidate Val Hoyle announced her intention to run Dec. 1 and filed the day afterward. Her campaign announced earlier this month that it had raised more than $210,000 in December.

Hoyle said in a press release the level of support her campaign received in its first few weeks was “tremendous.”

“It’s clear that Oregonians in the 4th District are looking for a Congressperson who’ll always be in their corner. I’ve spent my life fighting to get working people a fair shake, and that’s what this campaign is all about,” she said.

Democratic candidate Andrew Kalloch filed as a candidate on Dec. 14. He said he had raised $150,000 in December.

Democratic candidate John Selker filed on Dec. 20, but said he did not begin collecting campaign donations until Jan. 1.

He plans to send wooden bowls he made by hand to campaign donors who make contributions of more than $1,000. For the past three years, he’s made the bowls to raise funds for local food banks.

Democratic candidate Zachary Mulholland filed after the fourth quarter, on Jan. 3 of this year.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213.

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Publicus Tacitus

WOW!

“ People wonder why the Dems can't keep their members corralled and willing to vote in unison. ” (from a previous comment)

This, in a nutshell is the problem in politics. Where does a party affiliation require a monolithic voting block? Elected officials should reflect the districts they serve, not a party leader. This isn’t a monarchy or a dictatorship. And trolls, please don’t apply this to Trump….it is equally assignable to career politics across the board. It is called Public Service for a reason.

mworden

Wow, Publicus, you have an uncanny ability to take things I say completely out of context. This isn't the first time. The rest of my comment was:

"As [Tom Wingo said,] the GOP has run out their moderates. A true moderate Republican can no longer get elected in a GOP state or district. So they run as Dems, get elected, but they're still Republicans in their minds and their voting record shows it."

And, yes, Pub, it does apply to Trump and the entire GOP. They are currently going after every member of congress who voted to certify Biden as president unless they've repented and kowtowed to the fantasy that Trump didn't try to overthrow democracy on 1/6.

sectorstar

So is there a reason why the news review didn't publish an article about him illegally funneling money into his campaign fund when KPIC and various other local news outlets did when the story went out?

Momos

Skarlatos also has Ted Cruz as a mentor and supporter, so you know where that's going. If he can get 3 minutes on Fox News, a Trump endorsement might follow. That dingbat Sidney Powell raked in over $14 million, and those idiots got absolutely nothing from her. Same with this guy. He'll grift millions.

Happy_In_Hucrest

Fools and their money ...

CitizenJoe

Carisa, I think this is incorrect:

"Democratic candidate Val Hoyle announced her intention to run Dec. 1 and filed the day afterward."

According to the Oregon Secretary of State website, neither Hoyle nor Skarlatos have filed.

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/cfFilings.do

And I'm pretty sure nobody was allowed to file before Jan 1, when redistricting was final. I can't paste an image of the SoS website linked above, but it now gives the following information:

Ballot Name Party Office Election Filing Method Filing Date Qualified

Andrew Kalloch Democrat US Representative, 4th District 2022 Primary Election Fee 01/07/2022 Yes

Steve William Laible Democrat US Representative, 4th District 2022 Primary Election Fee 01/06/2022 Yes

John S Selker Democrat US Representative, 4th District 2022 Primary Election Fee 01/03/2022 Yes

G Tommy Smith Democrat US Representative, 4th District 2022 Primary Election Fee 01/02/2022 Yes

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melrosereader

Skarlatos is an unqualified grifter.

CitizenJoe

melrosereader: you write, "Skarlatos is an unqualified grifter." I think he's qualified by training, experience, and a natural inclination towards grift.

smedleyb

Alek Skarlatos "All Hat No Cattle" or as Gertrude Stein once said "There is no there there!"

NJ

Mmm, not sure bragging about an endorsement from Kevin McCarthy is really that worthwhile to a campaign. McCarthy couldn't decide whether to stand up in umbrage of an insurrectionist coup or kneel down to kiss the ring of the one who planned it. He chose poorly. He'll be having an interesting year learning our Constitution of Law for sure, something Skarlotos could also benefit from.

Mike

Isn't House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy the same guy who has been telling everyone he would testify before the Jan. 6 Select Committee because "I have nothing to hide," and then announced yesterday he would not testify. Great endorsement that is from the House Republican Liar Leader.

mworden

There's something obscene about people outside Oregon donating so much money to elect an unqualified person to represent Oregon in Congress.

Tom Wingo

Where have you gone Pete Defazio? ... a district turns it's lonely eyes to you...

... just get me a moderate from either party please...

Tom Wingo

...although, at the federal level, almost all of the moderates have been run out of the Republican party...

mworden

People wonder why the Dems can't keep their members corralled and willing to vote in unison. As you say, the GOP has run out their moderates. A true moderate Republican can no longer get elected in a GOP state or district. So they run as Dems, get elected, but they're still Republicans in their minds and their voting record shows it.

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