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Pierce's Spokeswoman Resigns Over Candidate's Sexual Assault Remarks

Stacey Kafka

Stacey Kafka

The Portland Tribune

Stacey Kafka, press secretary for Bud Pierce, has left the GOP gubernatorial nominee’s campaign because of comments the candidate made about violence against women at a debate Friday.

“As a young woman, I was greatly offended by what was said at the Portland City Club (debate), and that is why I am no longer with the Bud Pierce campaign,” Kafka said.

Pierce made the comments in response to a question about what the candidates would do to improve the lot of women in Oregon. The question made reference to a recent report showing that Oregon women experience sexual assault and domestic violence at a greater rate than the national average.

“A woman that has great education and training and a great job is not susceptible to this kind of abuse by men,” Pierce said.

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