Democrats vying for the nomination in Oregon's first congressional district race rallied behind the winner, Suzanne Bonamici Thursday in Portland.
Bonamici's vote total Tuesday night was more than state representative, Brad Witt, and labor commissioner Brad Avakian could manage combined.
At a Democratic rally at Portland State, Witt and Avakian backed Bonamici, arguing she would advocate the interests of Northwest Oregon.
Bonamici positioned herself as a defender of the middle class, and labor unions.
"You know, the middle class wasn't created by accident. Working men and women had to organize and sacrifice over decades to make the American Dream a reality. And today it isn't being threatened by accident," Bonamici said.
Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader also publicly backed Bonamici and applauded Democrats for an issue-oriented primary. Schrader accused Republican Rob Cornilles, by contrast, of going negative.