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In Oregon Senate GOP Primary, Beltway Favorite vs 'Homeless to Harvard' Underdog
breitbart.com ^ | 5/5/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 05/06/2014 7:48:18 AM PDT by cotton1706

The Republican Senate primary in Oregon on May 20 is emerging as one of the most interesting races in the country. The seat, currently held by one-term incumbent Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), has suddenly come in play, at least in the minds of some Republican leaders, due in part to the scandals related to the state of Oregon's failed implementation of an Obamacare exchange.

Despite the Cook Political Report's recent April 25 finding that still rates the race "Solid Democrat," the surprising possibility that Oregon might be in play in the 2014 general election means it could be one of the six Senate seats Republicans need to take from Democrats to become the majority party in the Senate.

The race is also notable for the compelling personal stories of the two leading candidates and the groups who support them, pediatric attorney Monica Wehby and "Homeless to Harvard" attorney Jason Conger.

Wehby grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father was a C.P.A. and her mother was a registered nurse. She attended Notre Dame University and Baylor Medical School and moved to Portland in 1998 to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Randall Children’s Hospital.

Wehby's campaign has run a highly effective, emotional ad showing the mother of one of her pediatric patients speaking eloquently over tears about how Wehby saved her daughter's life. The ad has run on both cable and network televison in Oregon. The YouTube video of the ad has generated more than 100,000 views.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
The Establishment has found its latest Carly Fiorina, i.e. moderate loser, in Oregon, Monica Wehby.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 7:48:18 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Any candidate who vows to repeal Obamacare has my support. I am a single issue voter this time around. We are talking about the survival of the republic as we know it. Everything else pales in comparison.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 7:52:05 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Haiku Guy
Any candidate who vows to repeal Obamacare has my support. I am a single issue voter this time around. We are talking about the survival of the republic as we know it. Everything else pales in comparison.

So defeating Obamacare is more important to you than saving the lives of babies, right? Wehby is Pro-murdering babies.

I can compromise on many things, human life is not one of them.
3 posted on 05/06/2014 7:53:40 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Haiku Guy

Hate to inform you folks of this but Oregon is a blue state. East Oregon is rural(red). No people(voters). I say go for the Buckley rule. It applies to her. If she(we) are lucky enough to win in November we can go to work on Mr. Cruz and Sen. Lee to keep her in line.

She’s got the looks and the medical background. You guys must have the hots for Pelosi/Boxer.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 7:59:18 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: cotton1706

I just viewed Conger’s website, I believe he would be an excellent candidate.

http://www.congerfororegon.com/


5 posted on 05/06/2014 8:00:48 AM PDT by boycott
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To: cotton1706

So a political strategy to win in CA and OR should be identical to what a candidate would do in MS or SC?


6 posted on 05/06/2014 8:05:07 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Hate to inform you folks of this but Oregon is a blue state. East Oregon is rural(red). No people(voters). I say go for the Buckley rule. It applies to her. If she(we) are lucky enough to win in November we can go to work on Mr. Cruz and Sen. Lee to keep her in line.

I agree that in some local races we may have accept a RINO, but we should never accept one where it isn't necessary. In some states it is better to have a RINO than a Democrat. Scott Brown was better than the fake Indian princess.

7 posted on 05/06/2014 8:13:21 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cotton1706

Videos on both candidates here:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/03/Oregon-GOP-Senate-Primary-Pits-Beltway-Favorite-vs-Homeless-to-Harvard-Underdog

Conger is the real conservative. Don’t vote for Wehby!!

Walk you block — get out the vote throughout Oregon.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 8:14:42 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Walk your block with voter registrations in hand. Get out the vote!


9 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cotton1706; goodnesswins; PROCON; Twotone; VeryFRank; Clinging Bitterly; Rio; aimhigh; ...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3152757/posts?page=8#8

If you would like more information about what's happening in Oregon, please FReepmail me. I lost my Oregon list when my computer crashed recently, so please send me your name by FReepmail if you were on the previous list.

10 posted on 05/06/2014 8:17:45 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“So a political strategy to win in CA and OR should be identical to what a candidate would do in MS or SC?”

I don’t understand your point. Conservative candidates go after democrats, moderate candidates do not, which has been demonstrated in spades in the last several years. Where has a moderate won? Mark Kirk in IL. That’s it as far as I know.

I live in MA. Scott Brown ran as a conservative in 2010 and won by 5 points. He ran as a moderate in 2012 and lost by 7. And MA is perfectly equivalent to CA or Oregon.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 8:20:19 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
If she(we) are lucky enough to win in November we can go to work on Mr. Cruz and Sen. Lee to keep her in line.

Mehby has said she will repeal Obamacare, hasn't she?

If so, she is acceptable, as far as I am concerned.

12 posted on 05/06/2014 8:21:37 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

You got your Orwellian media newspeak colors backwards, and your candidates, too. Wehby is the liberal RINO/Tokyo Rovian Establishment phony. Conger is the Conservative. It’s a no-brainer whom to support.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 8:24:16 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Salvation

Jason Conger got my vote, already filled out my ballot. Now with mail-in voting I just have to worry about fraud in this very blue state.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Haiku Guy

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/03/Oregon-GOP-Senate-Primary-Pits-Beltway-Favorite-vs-Homeless-to-Harvard-Underdog

Watch the videos at Breitbart.

Conger is the Conservative. He will do everything this woman proposes to do......she is only a RINO


15 posted on 05/06/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Haiku Guy

You’ve got it backwards — watch the videos.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 8:58:40 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Haiku Guy
Mehby has said she will repeal Obamacare, hasn't she? If so, she is acceptable, as far as I am concerned.

The mispelling of Wehby's name says it all. Wehby is a maybe. She has no voting record. NONE. So she can say anything to get elected and end up voting like McConnell tells her to. Anyone who trusts Wehby is an idiot. She is being put in office by east coast RINOs. They will control her votes.

17 posted on 05/06/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: cotton1706

Callahan is the better choice. He has good political instincts.

Pray America wakes up


18 posted on 05/06/2014 9:54:49 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: SoConPubbie

So defeating Obamacare is more important to you than saving the lives of babies, right? Wehby is Pro-murdering babies.


Obamacare is a federal issue.

Abortion is a state issue.

The US Senate deals with federal issues.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 10:15:55 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: Freeping Since 2001
Obamacare is a federal issue.

Abortion is a state issue.

The US Senate deals with federal issues.


Roe vs. Wade

Apparently, the US Supreme Court doesn't agree with you.

Quit compromising core values in order to get someone elected.

It makes you as bad as the Democrats.

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
20 posted on 05/06/2014 10:32:16 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I am all for picking the candidate you like the best in the primary.

But after the primary, support the winner, no matter what.

We have to put this Obamacare thing to bed, and for that we need the Senate. Anybody who wants to sit this one out is a fool.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 10:35:31 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Haiku Guy
I am all for picking the candidate you like the best in the primary.

But after the primary, support the winner, no matter what.

We have to put this Obamacare thing to bed, and for that we need the Senate. Anybody who wants to sit this one out is a fool.


Same crappy song, different verse that we are hit with it during every election cycle.

If you truly believe that, and if you are a conservative, why all the supporting comments for Wehby right now?

We are in a primary, RIGHT NOW.

As for your comment "Anybody who wants to sit this one out is a fool." I would say that anyone voting for a politician that supports either Gay Marriage or Abortion, whether or not that candidate is DEM or GOP, whether the primary or general election, is the fool.
22 posted on 05/06/2014 10:58:07 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Wehby is a pro-choice pediatric surgeon. Don’t you see the contradiction?

Of course she opposes Obamacare. Even some Dems do. But she supported Wyden’s plan. Oh, and she supports same-sex marriage.

A win by Wehby is a loss.

If you think that Cruz and Lee can “keep her in line” you are smoking something!


23 posted on 05/06/2014 11:02:07 AM PDT by newberger (Put not your trust in princes, in sons of men in whom there is no salvation.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The US Senate deals with federal issues.

Roe vs. Wade

Apparently, the US Supreme Court doesn’t agree with you.


I’m just saying that US Senators aren’t casting many votes on abortion issues, while state office holders are.

I’m not trying to get anyone elected here.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 12:55:18 PM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: SoConPubbie

My supportive comment on Wehby comes from her statement that she will repeal Obamacare. Based on this, I find her acceptable, because this is, far and away, the most important issue to be decided by the Senate.

He opponent is also acceptable, by this same criteria.

Either one works for me after the primary, because they both are on the right side of the Obamacare issue.


25 posted on 05/06/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Haiku Guy
My supportive comment on Wehby comes from her statement that she will repeal Obamacare. Based on this, I find her acceptable, because this is, far and away, the most important issue to be decided by the Senate.

Why provide support for someone who is arguably not a republican because she is completely wrong on the social issues in a Primary?

Are you a conservative first or a Republican first?

Are you a conservative or an establishment Republican?
26 posted on 05/06/2014 1:23:22 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Haiku Guy
Either one works for me after the primary, because they both are on the right side of the Obamacare issue.

Do you consider yourself a Christian?
27 posted on 05/06/2014 1:23:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Freeping Since 2001
I’m just saying that US Senators aren’t casting many votes on abortion issues, while state office holders are.

They vote on federal judges, don't they?

Furthermore, you cannot trust the word of someone who supports the idea of murdering unborn children or Deviant Marriage to stay true to any principled moral or political position. If they are willing to compromise on the most blatant of moral issues, they'll compromise on everything else at a drop of the hat if they think it is in in their benefit.

These types are not politicians because they want to serve the citizens, they are there for power and prestige only.
28 posted on 05/06/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

They vote on federal judges, don’t they?

That’s the best case for a RINO over a Dem in the Senate. Granted, I’d vastly prefer the more conservative candidate.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 5:46:46 PM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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