House District 30 is between Republican candidate Shawn Lindsay and Democrat candidate Doug Ainge. It has made the most headlines because of a false attacks on Shawn Lindsay by Doug Ainge over taxes. The attacks were rebuffed by the Oregonian and the Willamette Week. Now it appears Doug Ainge will not debate Shawn Lindsay. This latest TV ad is hard hitting and attempts to exploit the recent developments.
Insiders say that House District 30 is the seat most likely to switch from Democrat hands to Republican — since both Lindsay and Ainge are running for an open seat. Based upon Ainge’s mistakes so far, and Lindsay’s strong campaigning it is making this rumor more true everyday.