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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