- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A legally blind woman who has competed in four of Alaska’s Iditarod sled-dog races has announced she will be running for congress.

KTVZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2pGRJXi ) 32-year-old Democrat Rachael Scdoris-Salerno filed paperwork Monday to run for Oregon’s Second Congressional District seat.

Scdoris-Salerno plans to unseat incumbent Rep. Greg Walden. She says she is frustrated with politicians representing special interests.

Scdoris-Salerno had been born with an uncorrectable visual disorder. She has competed in the Paralympics in tandem cycling and has worked much of her life at her father’s sled-dog ride business at Mt. Bachelor.

She bought the business from her father two years ago.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, https://www.ktvz.com/

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