Bend State Senate Race Pits Former House Majority Leader Against Incumbent

By David NoguerasFrom NPR.org

When Republican Chris Telfer lost the race for State Treasurer, the Senate’s only Certified Public Accountant carried on with her work in the State Legislature. Telfer is up for reelection this year, but as David Nogueras reports, this time she faces a challenge from a fellow Republican.

The race between Telfer and former House majority leader Tim Knopp has been raising eyebrows in political circles since Knopp first announced his intention to run this March. But a random sampling of the crowd at the Breakfast Club restaurant in Bend suggests many here are only just becoming aware of the race.

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