Paralympian, sled-dog racer Scdoris plans run for Walden's seat in Congress

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 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 on  her campaign Facebook page she is frustrated with politicians representing special interests.

"I am not going to Washington to continue the representation of the millionaires and billionaires around the U.S. that Greg Walden is representing on the backs of Central, Eastern and Southern Oregon families, small business owners, farmers and ranchers and taxpayers."

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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