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Now it's Jason Conger's turn to get some national attention in Oregon GOP Senate race
oregonlive.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Jeff Mapes

Posted on 03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT by cotton1706

As I've written before, Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has benefited from a fair amount of national buzz about her GOP senate candidacy in Oregon.

But now her main primary challenger, Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, is finally getting some of his own national attention.

Townhall.com, a popular conservative site, posted an article Wednesday whose headline neatly encapsulated its theme:

Beltway GOP Supporting Pro-Choice Over Pro-Life Candidate in Oregon

The story was inspired by a post from Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on RedState, another national conservative site.

"It is simple," Atteberry wrote, "the Beltway GOP establishment does not believe that a conservative can win in Oregon. So they are trying to hoist a liberal Republican on Oregon conservatives."

This publicity is pretty minor compared to what Wehby has received. She's been profiled in The New York Times and the Boston Globe and had her bumper sticker ("Keep your doctor, change your senator) described as the best of the year so far by columnist George Will on Fox News, just to mention a few examples.

But from Conger's perspective, at least Townhall, RedState, and a few other blogs as well, are talking up the fact that Wehby isn't the only credible candidate in the race. That wasn't happening much before.

(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: abortion; bend; bostonglobe; deathpanels; elections; jasonconger; monicawehb; newyorktimes; obamacare; oregon; portland; zerocare

1 posted on 03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Salvation

Oregon ping...


2 posted on 03/26/2014 6:03:24 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: cotton1706; goodnesswins; PROCON; Twotone; VeryFRank; Clinging Bitterly; Rio; aimhigh; ...

If you would like more information about Oregon, please FReepmail me. I lost my Oregon list when my computer crashed recently.

3 posted on 03/26/2014 8:53:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cotton1706

Conger won in the heaviest Dem district in the state as a Conservative.

Pray America wakes up


4 posted on 03/26/2014 9:47:45 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: bray

“Conger won in the heaviest Dem district in the state as a Conservative.”

That’s interesting! Hope he gets the nomination! The last thing we need is another liberal republican in the senate, or another proud moderate losing candidate.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 5:06:46 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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