Republican candidate for Oregon Governor Knute Buehler speaks about his plans for health care at press conference in Bend on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Republican candidate for Oregon Governor Knute Buehler speaks about his plans for health care at press conference in Bend on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

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The race to replace U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, got even more interesting this week as former gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler joined what is proving to be a crowded Republican field. 

On this week’s episode of “OPB Politics Now,” political reporters Dirk VanderHart, Jeff Mapes and Lauren Dake look at the dynamics of Walden’s district, the potential field to replace him and whether Buehler has any damage to repair after his failed 2018 run for governor. 

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