Get the Facts
on Rob Cornilles: Wrong for Oregon Women
- Fact #1
During his last campaign Tea Party politician bragged about his support from a right-wing group that would criminalize doctors.
Cornilles Touted The Endorsement Of Oregon Right To Life. At a Democracy in Action forum in 2010 Cornilles said, "I can assure you, you would not have the endorsement of the Oregon Right to Life unless you were pro-life. I am the only candidate on the stage who has indicated he's pro-life, in that he got the endorsement of the Oregon Right to Life. So it's very clear where I stand. If you have any questions I would encourage you to call Oregon Right to Life." Democracy in Action Forum, via YouTube, 4/20/10
Oregon Right To Life Endorsed Cornilles Twice. Cornilles received Oregon Right to Life's endorsement both in his 2010 race for Congress and again this year. Oregonian, 12/4/11
Cornilles: "I Was The Original Tea Party Candidate." At an Executive Club Republican forum in May 2010, Rob Cornilles said, "I was the original Tea Party candidate, because like the Tea Party movement I got off the couch and I decided to run for office. I am the longest tenured candidate running for Congress of all five districts in the state of Oregon. You tell me that doesn't summarize and epitomize what the Tea Party movement is all about." Executive Club Republican Forum, via YouTube, 5/5/10
- Fact #2
Rob Cornilles' & his allies' extreme position on women's health is out of step with Oregon women.
"I am the only candidate on the stage who has indicated he's pro-life, in that, he got the endorsement of the Oregon Right to Life. So it’s very clear where I stand."– Rob Cornilles
Oregon Right To Life Opposes Abortion Except For The Life Of The Mother. Oregon Right to Life Policy Statement: "Oregon Right to Life believes in the sanctity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death. We are opposed to abortion under any circumstances except where the life of the mother is in imminent danger." Oregon Right to Life, accessed 12/6/11
- Fact #3
Right-wing groups have spent nearly $60,000 to elect Cornilles because he's promised to vote with them in Congress.
In 2010 Oregon Right To Life Spent Over $50K In Support Of Cornilles. During the 2010 election cycle, Oregon Right to Life spent $51,338 in support of Rob Cornilles. Center for Responsive Politics, accessed 12/6/11
In 2010 National Right To Life Spent Over $7K In Support Of Cornilles. During the 2010 election cycle, National Right to Life spent $7,075.05 in support of Rob Cornilles. Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, accessed 12/6/11
Oregon Right To Life Said Cornilles Would Be "An Excellent Pro-Life Voice In Congress." In a mail piece supporting Cornilles in 2010, the Oregon Right to Life contrasted Cornilles and his opponent Congressman Wu on choice stating, "Rob Cornilles will be an excellent pro-life voice in Congress." and stating, "Rob's opponent, on the other hand, is one of the nation's most extreme advocates of abortion, including voting in favor of partial-birth abortion FOUR TIMES." Oregon Right to Life Mail Piece, 2010
Tea party politician Rob Cornilles is trying to hide the facts about his position on women’s health care and reproductive choices. Oregon WOMEN VOTE! is here to make sure you get the facts about his record that he would take these decisions away from women, their families, their faith and their doctors and put them in the hands of politicians. He can’t hide the truth, and in fact, brags in his own words about the endorsement of an extreme right-wing group like Oregon Right to Life, embracing their radical agenda that would criminalize doctors. He can’t hide the tens of thousands they spent on trying to get him elected in his last run for Congress. Learn about his record here. Reject his wrong priorities for Oregon women and pledge to vote.