The Oregon Capitol in Salem.

The Oregon Capitol in Salem.

Sergio Olmos

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The Republican party is in the minority in the Oregon Legislature and members have staged three walkouts in the last two sessions to prevent Democratic legislation from being voted on. This month, six Republican senators face heat from some constituents and colleagues for not walking out to deny a vote on a gun bill. We talk with one of those lawmakers, Oregon Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena), about why he chose to “stay and fight” rather than “run and hide.”

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