BREAKING NEWS Springfield schools to start reopening in February Full Story

#MeToo campaign hits Democratic candidate for Oregon House

Nathan Boddie is a member of the Bend City Council.

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 10:03 AM
Updated: Jul 10, 2018 11:12 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Calls for a Democrat running for the Oregon Legislature to drop out of the race have intensified after a young woman accused him of groping her, and he responded by saying she's a substance abuser.

Nathan Boddie, a member of the Bend City Council, is the Democratic nominee running for the House seat being vacated by a Republican who is the GOP's gubernatorial candidate in the November election. Fellow city council member Sally Russell urged Boddie on Monday to drop out of the House race and resign from the council. She said his effort to impugn his accuser's character is unconscionable.

The campaign arm of Oregon House Democrats earlier withdrew its support of Boddie, saying it received a complaint that he engaged in sexist behavior and used an anti-gay slur.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 133851

Reported Deaths: 1803
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28467459
Washington18734171
Marion16247239
Clackamas11698138
Lane8353109
Jackson693085
Umatilla679368
Deschutes499936
Yamhill319045
Malheur313552
Linn311646
Polk245540
Klamath242838
Josephine174333
Benton170514
Jefferson170525
Douglas168743
Union111416
Wasco108123
Columbia104918
Lincoln99617
Hood River95421
Coos93815
Morrow93810
Clatsop6865
Crook62110
Baker5685
Tillamook3652
Curry3245
Lake2305
Grant2131
Harney1754
Wallowa963
Gilliam511
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00
Eugene
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 44°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 44°
Roseburg
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 43°
North Bend
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 50°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events