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Several hundred people, conservatives and liberals turned out to the Town Hall at Bend's Senior Center last night.

 

The subjects ranged from immigration to frustration with Congress not getting things done, to school safety and how to get more jobs.

 

Most questions were aimed at U.S. Congressman Greg Walden about the frustration of the Congress not being able to get things done.  Audience: "Can you give us assurances that over the next 4 years, you and your colleagues will work with the president to help heal America, rather than obstruct Obama with every move?" (clapping) Walden: "My view is, I go to Washington to try to solve problems. This is a huge problem. Nobody gets ‘my way or the highway,’ or we don't solve the problem. Now I cast votes that some of my friends here on the right aren't happy with me on. Some have threatened to primary me."

 

Walden went on to say part of the problem is that there is no real relationship with the Obama Administration and that would go a long way to help get work done.

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