Skip to comments.Mitt Romney to endorse Monica Wehby in Oregon
Posted on 05/01/2014 9:40:35 AM PDT by cotton1706
Mitt Romney will endorse Monica Wehby Thursday in the Oregon GOP Senate primary.
Dr. Wehby is the kind of leader Oregon needs someone who has strong experience outside of government, who can bring trust and accountability back to Washington, the 2012 Republican nominee says in a forthcoming statement, shared first with POLITICO. Dr. Wehby is putting forward a positive and conservative vision for her campaign that will make Oregonians proud.
National Republicans are enthusiastic about Wehby, a Portland pediatric neurosurgeon who they hope can put the blue state in play if 2014 becomes a wave election.
Before she can take on Sen. Jeff Merkley, the first-time candidate must defeat state Rep. Jason Conger in a May 20 primary. In the nomination fight, Wehby has a huge cash advantage, the backing of The Oregonian newspaper and has been running compelling TV ads. Democrats point to a recent internal poll for Merkley that showed her trailing the incumbent by 20 percentage points and running only neck and neck with Conger in the primary.
This is the latest primary in which Romney has chosen to play. Hes supporting Joni Ernst in a crowded GOP field for Iowa Senate. Earlier this week, he backed Neel Kashkari for California governor. Last week, he endorsed Tony Strickland for a House seat in the Golden State. And the Chamber has been running ads featuring Romneys support for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) over a primary challenger.
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Kiss of death
Mitt the loser.
6 months ago, Oregon wasn’t even on anyone’s list. Now...I think we win it, because of the Obamacare mess in the state. I know Wehby’s not everyone’s pick here...but she’ll be far better than a Democrat.
Oregon is a tough one. I lived there for 7 years.
The Machine is strong in the Press, local gov, unions and local activists
Splitting the ticket is of no value.
Even then the GOP candidate only has LOTS of heavy lifting between now and NOV.
Thats how I read it too.
Oregon is NEVER going to allow a conservative Senator.
The Unions alone would crucify any Dem who let that happen.
Well that’s a strike against her.
An endorsement from Mitt isn’t disqualifying (an Obama endorsement is the kiss of death - I would never vote for someone who supports or is supported by either Obama or Satan), but it is cause for concern.
Is anyone surprised he would endorse the liberal Republican?
I hope she gets whipped badly in the primary, she is aDemocrat in the wrong party
This heralds that she is for RomneyCARE,
Romneymarriage, Romney polygamy, and RomneyBACKSTABBING.
This is the kiss of death to her candidacy.
Yes, why would anyone care who the man who Lost the presidency endorses?
What do you think Bray?
You are the real expert in Oregon Politics.
Anybody remember Bob Packwood, the last GOP Senator from Oregon before Smith?
I suspect Monica Wehby would be similar quality to Gordon Smith. She has a compelling biography and could very well be more likely to win in November given the leftward slant of the state.
Exactly. To me that is as important as John McCain endorsing the Hildabeast.
We have a great candidate for Senator in Colorado to take on Udall.
Too many left wing voters in Boulder and North Denver to ignore them.
In many ways, CO is like OR was back 20 years ago.
The trees and mountains are very important to voters here just like they are to OR voters.