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Jason Conger: Oregonís Tipping Point Conservative
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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 hasn’t 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 don’t like establishment Republicans – and that certainly goes for Oregon’s 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, Oregon’s 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 father’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 04/16/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I got to check Conger’s website. He sounds like a good one.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 5:44:44 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: cotton1706

Wehby is your basic establishment moderate.

Pray America is waking up


3 posted on 04/16/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: bray

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.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 6:54:59 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Let’s hope he’s not related to Darva.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 7:02:05 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

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.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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