Progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner was officially declared the winner Friday in the Democratic primary for Oregon\u0026#039;s 5th Congressional District, ousting right-wing incumbent and Blue Dog Coalition member Rep. Kurt Schrader, a leading obstructionist in the U.S. House.\r\n\r\nIn interviews throughout the primary campaign, McLeod-Skinner dubbed Schrader the \u0022Joe Manchin of the House,\u0022 pointing to his initial vote against the American Rescue Plan and his opposition to congressional Democrats\u0026#039; efforts to lower sky-high prescription drug prices.\r\n\r\nPresident Joe Biden endorsed Schrader in the race despite the right-wing Democrat\u0026#039;s role in thwarting elements of the Build Back Better package, which died in the U.S. Senate largely thanks to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).\r\n\r\nSchrader, a close ally of the pharmaceutical industry, opposed his party\u0026#039;s widely popular effort to allow Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug companies, a policy that McLeod-Skinner says she supports.\r\n\r\n\u0022You have gone so far to the right that running to the left of you simply means I\u0026#039;m a Democrat,\u0022\u0026nbsp;McLeod-Skinner told Schrader during an April debate.\r\n\r\nIn a social media post on Friday following confirmation of her victory—which was delayed due to barcode issues on ballots in Oregon\u0026#039;s third-largest county—McLeod-Skinner wrote that she is \u0022honored to be elected as Oregon\u0026#039;s Democratic nominee for Congress in OR-5.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022From Sellwood to Sunriver, Oregonians never stopped believing we can protect our families, our climate, and our civil rights,\u0022 added McLeod-Skinner, who was endorsed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). \u0022Oregonians—this is your victory.\u0022\r\n\r\nMcLeod-Skinner, who was declared the winner with a lead of 57% to 43%, will face Republican nominee Lori Chavez-DeRemer in November.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nProgressive advocacy groups hailed McLeod-Skinner\u0026#039;s victory as evidence that Democratic voters are increasingly fed up with lawmakers who prioritize their donors\u0026#039; interests over those of their constituents.\r\n\r\n\u0022This is a David and Goliath moment,\u0022 said Maurice Mitchell, national director of the Working Families Party, which backed\u0026nbsp;McLeod-Skinner in the race. \u0022This win proves that voters are hungry for leaders who will fight for working families, not billionaires and Big Pharma.\u0022\r\n\r\nDavid Mitchell, a cancer patient and founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now, said in a statement Friday that \u0022drug price reform figured prominently in Oregon\u0026#039;s 5th Congressional District primary, where Rep. Kurt Schrader tried to reinvent himself as pro-patient and anti-Big Pharma when he in fact led the effort to weaken legislation allowing Medicare negotiation.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Voters saw through his lies, and for the first time in 42 years, an incumbent member of Congress lost his job in an Oregon primary,\u0022 Mitchell added. \u0022The result sends a clear message to Democrats and Republicans alike: Americans want Congress to pass legislation to lower drug prices, and those who stand in the way or fail to deliver on their promises will be held accountable by voters at the ballot box. More talk won\u0026#039;t do. Fake solutions won\u0026#039;t do. No more excuses.\u0022\r\n\r\nSchrader is the second member of the so-called \u0022unbreakable nine\u0022—a group of House Democrats that helped tank the Build Back Better Act—to be ousted in a primary this year.\r\n\r\nRep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.), also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, lost her primary race earlier this week to fellow Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.).\r\n\r\n\u0022The Broken Nine,\u0022 People for Bernie mockingly tweeted Friday.