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Lawmakers preparing to milk goats

Legislators are ready to face off in Oregon State Fair goat-milking contest.

Here's something you don't see every day: a state lawmaker milking a goat.

Rep. Janeen Sollman, D-Hillsboro, (the newly inaugurated) Rep. Raquel Moore-Green, R-Salem, and Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, R-Scio, will be taking part in a goat milking competition — a "showdown," as the fair describes it — on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

And there could be more lawmakers trying their hand at the task, come Saturday.

"We usually have five or six," fair spokesman Dan Cox said in a text message this week.