Metsger packs own stump to rally


News staff writer

July 12, 2006

Sen. Rick Metsger is inviting Hood River County residents to “Get the Scoop” on his campaign platform Wednesday afternoon at Mike’s Ice Cream shop.

Metsger, who is seeking re-election to the District 26 seat, will arrive at 2 p.m. with his own stump. The tree base that weighs about 250 pounds even has his name carved into the wood grain.

He plans to use the traditional platform to unveil a “no waffling” agenda for future legislation.

“I am going to give specifics on issues that I believe will improve the quality of life for Oregonians,” said Metsger.

He also plans to provide historical background about the origin of the stump speeches – most given from stationary platforms.

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