Skip to comments.In Oregon Senate GOP Primary, Beltway Favorite vs 'Homeless to Harvard' Underdog
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 Childrens 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 ...
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.
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.
I just viewed Conger’s website, I believe he would be an excellent candidate.
So a political strategy to win in CA and OR should be identical to what a candidate would do in MS or SC?
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.
Videos on both candidates here:
Conger is the real conservative. Don’t vote for Wehby!!
Walk you block — get out the vote throughout Oregon.
Walk your block with voter registrations in hand. Get out the vote!
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.
“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.
Mehby has said she will repeal Obamacare, hasn't she?
If so, she is acceptable, as far as I am concerned.
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.
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.
Watch the videos at Breitbart.
Conger is the Conservative. He will do everything this woman proposes to do......she is only a RINO
You’ve got it backwards — watch the videos.
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.
Callahan is the better choice. He has good political instincts.
Pray America wakes up
So defeating Obamacare is more important to you than saving the lives of babies, right? Wehby is Pro-murdering babies.
Abortion is a state issue.
The US Senate deals with federal issues.