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Yates looks for yucks

Election 2014 — Congressional candidate will perform stand-up comedy to relay his message


Newberg resident Jason Yates is seeking the 1st Congressional District seat, and in a new campaign method, has started a comedy tour to visit with voters.

Yates will join James Buchal, 3rd Congressional District hopeful, on the comedy tour. Yates

“Stand-up comedy is not what candidates usually do, but we’re not usual candidates,” Yates said in a press release. “Comedy is a great way to relate to people and their lives. People who won’t normally be open to new ideas will often listen when they are presented through comedy, and we want to communicate.”

Yates said that perhaps if Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole had displayed his sense of humor before the election, people might have voted for him.

“The problems of our nation are no laughing matter, but Congress can be so absurd that we cannot help but laugh,” Yates said. “I look forward to exploring this new way to communicate with voters.”

Two tour stops have already taken place and Yates and Buchal will perform Oct. 20 at Elmer’s Restaurant in Hillsboro and Oct. 30 at Elmer’s Res­tau­rant in Beaverton. Performances are from 7 to 9 p.m. both nights.

For more information, visit www.yatesforcongress.com.

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