Skip to comments.Jason Conger: Oregonís Tipping Point Conservative
Posted on 04/16/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT by cotton1706
Every year since 1976, except 2008, the number of Democrats in Oregon has dropped, yet establishment-type Republican candidates continue to lose in the Beaver State.
Since 1988 Oregon has voted Democratic in every presidential election; Mitt Romney ran away with the Oregon Republican Primary in 2012, yet Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney 937,321 to 733,743 in the general election.
But Oregon hasnt always been so reliably Democratic Ronald Reagan won Oregon in both 1980 and 1984.
Why has Oregon gone from being Reagan country to being reliably Democrat?
As I observe in my new book TAKEOVER, grassroots conservatives voters just plain dont like establishment Republicans and that certainly goes for Oregons liberty minded conservative grassroots. They see them as elitist, principle-free Democrats-lite, and if an election becomes a bidding war for favors from Big Government the Democrats almost always beat the establishment Republicans.
That means to win, Oregons Republicans have to start nominating a different kind of candidate, one that is not going to campaign as a dime store Democrat or defend the unpopular inside the Beltway status quo in Washington.
In other words, Republicans need to nominate candidates like boat rocking conservative Jason Conger.
Conger, a state legislator and attorney who worked his way from living out of the back of his fathers truck to graduating from Harvard Law School is campaigning, as he put it, to stand up for all Oregonians, not just the privileged and well connected.
His opponent in the Republican Primary is Dr. Monica Wehby, a pediatric brain surgeon who has never sought elective office, but who was anointed by the establishment Republican string-pullers in Washington as the most electable candidate to take on incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Markley.
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I got to check Conger’s website. He sounds like a good one.
Wehby is your basic establishment moderate.
Pray America is waking up
The seat was in the Rats hands for the longest time. We need the seat bad. I say whoever is most likely to win. Let Cruz bring the squishy types in line.
Let’s hope he’s not related to Darva.
You mean Republican hands, don’t you ? It went from Hatfield to Smith (from 1967-2009) until leftist Muffley Merkin won it narrowly in ‘08.