Race rating change in OR-04 driven by Val Hoyle scandals

September 18, 2023

Months of scandals are taking a toll on vulnerable Democrat Val Hoyle.

Inside Elections just shifted their race rating in Oregon’s fourth Congressional district toward Republicans, signaling the race is coming online as a pickup opportunity.

“A recent spate of headlines have revealed Hoyle’s ties to the corruption scandal that took down former Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan,” Inside Elections wrote. They noted “these allegations make her more vulnerable.”

“Val Hoyle’s wrongdoing is catching up with her. Oregon voters are sick of the culture of corruption exemplified by Val Hoyle.” – NRCC Spokesperson Ben Petersen