Les AuCoin CATCH & RELEASE: An Oregon Life in Politcs

Jan 1, 2020

To hear this interview with 9 term former Oregon Congressman Les AuCoin, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2019/12/18/les-aucoin-catch-and-release-an-oregon-life-in-politics/

Les AuCoin represented Oregon’s 1st Congressional District from 1975 to 1992. At the age of 32, he was the first Democrat to do so since 1936. After serving 18 years, he gave up his seat to run for the US Senate against incumbent Republican Senator Bob Packwood, who although winning that race, resigned under threat of expulsion in 1995 after allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and assault of women emerged.

In this interview he shares his thoughts and experiences as one of the first cohort to be seated after Richard Nixon’s resignation under threat of impeachment in 1974, “The Watergate Babies.”
It was recorded on December 18,1019, as the US House of Representatives was impeaching Donald J. Trump .

His memoir, CATCH AND RELEASE:AN OREGON LIFE IN POLITICS, is published by Oregon State University Press.