Oh my: GOP challenger leads Dem incumbent Jeff Merkley — in Oregon

posted at 2:01 pm on May 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

A mini-bombshell from the Daily Caller. The only poll of the race taken before this came at the start of April and had Monica Wehby trailing Jeff Merkley by 12 points. A month later, the Caller finds her up 40/39 among “active voters,” i.e. newly registered voters plus longtime registered voters who voted in one of the last two elections. What’s changed? Maybe nothing; with so few polls to go by, it could be that one of these is an outlier. Or, it could be that Wehby’s much-praised “Trust” ad that made the rounds a few weeks ago raised her name recognition enough to make her competitive with a weak incumbent.

The Caller’s headline for this story is “Wave Year?”, with good reason. If we see another poll like this out of Oregon, I might have to break out the old “Waterloo” video.

Wehby, a Portland-based pediatric neurosurgeon, received the support of 40 percent of respondents, while an additional five percent say they are leaning towards supporting the first-time candidate. Merkley, who was elected to the Senate in 2008, garners the support of just 39 percent of respondents, with two percent saying they lean towards supporting him…

The poll also indicates that a plurality of voters in the deep-blue state see Obamacare as a mostly failed venture. Forty-six percent of respondents said Obamacare and Cover Oregon, the state’s disastrously flawed health care exchange, were failures, while 17 percent said they were successes, and 37 percent said they were “somewhere in between.”

Wehby, a moderate, just landed Mitt Romney’s endorsement. Peek into the crosstabs and you’ll see some numbers that look off, like Wehby trailing Merkley by less than six points among black voters and leading Merkley by nearly 10 points among Latinos in a very Democratic state. What’s up with that? As a few people on Twitter pointed out, it’s a function of the state’s demographics: Oregon is overwhelmingly white, which means that subsamples involving blacks and Latinos in polls of the state will necessarily be tiny and involve a large margin of error. Merkley’s surely leading Wehby comfortably among both demographics in reality — but because those demographics are such a small part of the overall electorate, the error doesn’t affect the topline numbers much.

This is interesting, though:

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As you saw in the “Trust” ad and as you’ll see again below, advertising for Wehby is aimed squarely at peeling off women voters from Merkley. In fact, though, she’s crushing him among men and trails (albeit not badly) among women. If her ad strategy starts to work and she can keep it close among women, Merkley’s done. The only thing that might save him under those circumstances is a turnaround in the ObamaCare numbers — and remember, when it comes to O-Care, Oregon’s no ordinary state.


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Her early ads are so powerful.

With what little I know about her – what’s not to like?

jake-the-goose on May 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

How many does it take to impeach a president?

butch on May 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

…send in Harry Reid!

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Well from what I’ve heard, zero people signed up for Obamacare through Oregon’s Obamacare website.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:05 PM

How many does it take to impeach a president?

butch on May 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

218 in the House, 67 in the Senate to convict. Impeachment alone would be worthless.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:06 PM

…Monica has to stay away from wearing blue outfits!

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2014 at 2:06 PM

She’s the perfect Republican candidate for Oregon.

GOPRanknFile on May 2, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Great news.

cdog0613 on May 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Yes, please, oh, please !!!!

pambi on May 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM

If we see another poll like this out of Oregon, I might have to break out the old “Waterloo” video.

Didn’t we have those waterloo videos prior to Obamacare being dead. And then they shoved it down our throats. I consider it a bad luck charm.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM

That’s good but Merkley hasn’t started campaigning yet but she is blasting the radio and TV. I expect a scorched earth, character assassinating, “War on Women” campaign from the totalitarians to start any minute.

Jackson on May 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM

What I mean is, we had posts where it looked like Obamacare was going to die, pro-lifers balking, public option out, Scott Brown winning, and then Obamacare didn’t die.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Nice ad! Definitely displays a powerful image of independent-minded women who refuse to have government become their “sugar daddy”.

I don’t know how this kind of ad is perceived in Oregon. Here in NC, it would go over very well.

lineholder on May 2, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Speaking of this race, check out this reporter from the state acting utterly disrespectful to two of the candidates in the Republican primary. I almost want to support Callahan for standing up for his primary opponent and fellow Republican against this reporter.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/reporter-caught-scribbling-blah-blah-while-gop-senate-candidate-speaks-drama-ensues/

GOPRanknFile on May 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM

I would love to pick up that seat. Would love even more to pick up Minnesota. It is such a shameful embarrassment that Al Franken is a U.S. Senator.

Texas Zombie on May 2, 2014 at 2:12 PM

I’ll believe it when I see it. Remember all the polls showing Romney competitive with Obama in ultra lib states? I just don’t buy the whole “wave election” thing. The GOP is too busy kicking cons in the teeth. I see no plans from them, no leadership, nothing. Its proven that they are incompetent at running campaigns. So yeah, I’ll be surprised if it happens.

Jack_Burton on May 2, 2014 at 2:12 PM

In the ad:

“One of the first Doctors to warn America about ObamaCare”

Interesting that she’s turning a blue state red with the above statement casually presented as fait accompli.

Tsar of Earth on May 2, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Its a GOP poll. That does not mean it is worthless but let’s not get too excited.

Bob from Ohio on May 2, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Wehby, a moderate, just landed Mitt Romney’s endorsement.

Thanks AP, you just ensured her defeat by the Let It Burn contingent.

LaserBeam on May 2, 2014 at 2:18 PM

GOPRanknFile on May 2, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I agree with you GOP. Although SHE may not be my first choice, SHE probably has the best chance here in blue OR. I’ll support her if SHE makes it thru the primary … Merkley has got to go!

ORrighty on May 2, 2014 at 2:22 PM

What’s changed?

a 50% to 150% increase in healthcare premiums…that’s what’s changed…

PatriotRider on May 2, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I’ll believe it when I see it. Remember all the polls showing Romney competitive with Obama in ultra lib states? I just don’t buy the whole “wave election” thing. The GOP is too busy kicking cons in the teeth. I see no plans from them, no leadership, nothing. Its proven that they are incompetent at running campaigns. So yeah, I’ll be surprised if it happens.

Jack_Burton on May 2, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Now I’m remembering polls from CA (2010) that had Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as having a shot. Those races were called at 8pm when the polls closed.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:25 PM

I have serious doubts about this poll. The demographics are off.

dforston on May 2, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Didn’t we have those waterloo videos prior to Obamacare being dead. And then they shoved it down our throats. I consider it a bad luck charm.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Ditto. Break it out when she wins.

Missy on May 2, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Really repeal, or fake Dem light replace Obamacare? Sorry, I can’t trust any Republicans till they get through a year without betraying conservatives. If that woman in the ad is the real thing, awesome. But chances of that are slim.

Dongemaharu on May 2, 2014 at 2:31 PM

This year, the biggest issue in the midterm elections will likely be Obamacare. Having a medical doctor (neurosurgeon) run against Obamacare is a great strategy in a deep-blue state, because fair-minded voters can believe that she knows health care better than Merkley.

Steve Z on May 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Oregon is a Mail ballot voting state.

Expect heavy fraud by the TrueLibs.

portlandon on May 2, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I’d vote for just about anyone to get rid of Merkley.
I’m thrilled though that people are talking about this woman, and they are.

ORconservative on May 2, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Its a GOP poll.

Exactly. If we’re going throw out a NYT poll showing Pryor +10 in AR, then this one has to be ditched to.

bobs1196 on May 2, 2014 at 2:39 PM

I wouldn’t get too excited yet. She still has to get by Conger in the primary, May 20th. If she gets the GOP nod, Wehby has a good shot to take the seat from Merkley. That guy is a real dud.

Conger on the other hand doesn’t have any appeal outside of Repubs and it will probably be a tough pull for him to convince anyone from Portland through Eugene and Ashland to vote for him.

Remember, our Cover Oregon ads were the Yellow Submarine LSD knock offs! That should give you some insight to our urban folks’ style of thinking.

old school on May 2, 2014 at 2:41 PM

I saw she sent out an email that said at the zoo there are signs “Do not feed the animals because they will become dependent on you and not be able to feed themselves” and likened this to our entitlement state and they of course are now saying she MEANT “black people are monkeys.”

Marcus on May 2, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Well from what I’ve heard, zero people signed up for Obamacare through Oregon’s Obamacare website.

You’ve heard wrong.

see here

FYI there are two other polls in April amd both show Merkley leading:

see here

Tlaloc on May 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Cover Oregon never enrolled a single person and became a multi-million dollar redirect to the federal Obamacare website, and over half the people in Oregon are still calling it a success? That isn’t promising, that’s satire. There’s got to be a new landmass somewhere we can colonize and absolutely forbid any of these people from following us.

Zoomie on May 2, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Tlaloc on May 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM

The source says they had to manually process the applications.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:53 PM

“This is not the hill to die on. We need to make ObamaCare work.”

- The GOP

Augustinian on May 2, 2014 at 3:01 PM

The source says they had to manually process the applications.

Yes, the site was a terrible mess and portions of the process were done by hand. Obviously terribly inefficient. Nevertheless it is false to say no one signed up.

Tlaloc on May 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Cover Oregon never enrolled a single person

I love how you post that immediately after a post showing you’re wrong.

Tlaloc on May 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM

But…Oregon, you say?? Believe it when I see it. The state is filled with mind-numbed liberal idiots that wouldn’t know their tail from a hole in the ground….

Bob Davis on May 2, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Yes, the site was a terrible mess and portions of the process were done by hand. Obviously terribly inefficient. Nevertheless it is false to say no one signed up.

Tlaloc on May 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Well from what I’ve heard, zero people signed up for Obamacare through Oregon’s Obamacare website.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Statement appears accurate based on your source.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 3:13 PM

http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2014/01/senate_candidate_monica_wehby.html

Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, continuing to separate herself from the four other Republican Senate candidates on the abortion issue, told a GOP forum in Baker City that she was personally pro-life but did not want the government involved in a woman’s decision on whether to have one.

“I believe this is a personal decision between a women and her family, not a woman and the federal government,” said Wehby, according to the Baker City Herald.

Well, that sure sounds libertarian, but not very conservative. It’s sort of like a Republican saying, in the 1860′s, “I am personally against slavery, but whether a black man is slave or free should be left to his owner.”

unclesmrgol on May 2, 2014 at 3:16 PM

The best Conservative candidate running for Oregon’s US Senate seat is Jo Rae Perkins. She doesn’t have the money that Monica Wehby has, but she has the smarts and the dedication to righting the wrongs in this country. She is a true Constitutionalist. Take a look at her:

Jo Rae Perkins for US Senate

Sadly, many organizations who would do well to back Perkins are ignoring her.

I fear we are going to get more of the same RINO crap we’ve had for ages if Wehby ends up the winner in this race.

bigbeachbird on May 2, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Tlaloc on May 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM

start of April and had Monica Wehby trailing Jeff Merkley by 12 points. A month later, the Caller finds her up 40/39 among “active voters,” i.e. newly registered voters plus longtime registered voters who voted in one of the last two elections.

The polls you listed was for April and was noted in the post.

Barred on May 2, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Congrats to the IT Guy candidate for calling out the ass reporter!

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/reporter-caught-scribbling-blah-blah-while-gop-senate-candidate-speaks-drama-ensues/

bluegill on May 2, 2014 at 3:22 PM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Schadenfreude on May 2, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Do not raise so much hope in any state where Obama won by more than 10 points in 2012…

mnjg on May 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM

She will do well here in Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon. Sadly it won’t be enough to overcome the heavily populated western part of the state that is overwhelmingly liberal.

Agent of the Cross on May 2, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Wehby, a moderate, just landed Mitt Romney’s endorsement.

Thanks AP, you just ensured her defeat by the Let It Burn contingent.

LaserBeam on May 2, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Relax, citizen, our ranks will be made up by all your new amigos come August.

Bishop on May 2, 2014 at 3:33 PM

By all means, lets hold out for the more conservative candidate, even though they don’t have a snowball’s chance in he** of winning in “deep-blue” Oregon! Good grief! Once again the TruCon Police wish to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory because a viable candidate isn’t conservative enough! If Republicans don’t get a 51 seat majority, then the conservatives who do win will be just as powerless as they are now in a Harry Reid controlled Senate.

Fercryinoutloud, people, I too dream about a Senate where people like Ted Cruz call the shots and not the despicable minions of evil that comprise the modern Democrat party. But unless we win, nothing will change, and that may mean compromising of beliefs. I live in Illinois, and will be voting this fall for another RINO (Jim Olberweiss) who is running against Little Dick Durbin. An admitted long shot, but Olberweiss is rich and can pump a lot of his own dough into the campaign. Just seeing Durbin lose would be worth all the expected and eventual disappointment with Olberweiss (just like I’m routinely disappointed with Kirk). We need to take our victories as we can, and to loosely quote William Buckley Jr, “vote for the most conservative candidate who can win”.

brushman on May 2, 2014 at 3:41 PM

To be clear Jason Conger, who is running as the “conservative” alternative to Wehby, voted for Cover Oregon, and thus if he makes the nomination, his candidacy will almost immediately end.

MWC_RS on May 2, 2014 at 3:45 PM

brushman on May 2, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Unfortunately Oberweis isn’t taking the race seriously. Truax should’ve been the candidate, not that he stood much of a chance winning either, but He’s a guy one could happily vote for.

MWC_RS on May 2, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I love her tag line…”Keep your doctor, replace your Senator”..LOVE IT! She has my vote here in Oregon!

heatherrc77 on May 2, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Keep that No-Amnesty petition rolling, maybe just maybe we’ll keep the Republicans from fumbling this election.

Ukiah on May 2, 2014 at 3:48 PM

She will do well here in Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon. Sadly it won’t be enough to overcome the heavily populated western part of the state that is overwhelmingly liberal.

Agent of the Cross on May 2, 2014 at 3:31 PM

I live here in Portland, and yes…there are Liberals EVERYWHERE, but I am also hearing and seeing a lot of anger towards Kitz and the like for wasting $300 million on Cover Oregon. We in Portland are NOT happy and want him gone.

heatherrc77 on May 2, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Congrats to the IT Guy candidate for calling out the ass reporter!

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/reporter-caught-scribbling-blah-blah-while-gop-senate-candidate-speaks-drama-ensues/

bluegill on May 2, 2014 at 3:22 PM

It’s just too bad the other candidates didn’t leave when Callahan did.

Mitoch55 on May 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM

I’m sorry, but I’m just not buying this.

When a Republican wins in the Benighted State of Oregon, we’ll be in Pigs-on-the-Wing territory. First, all the donks in Portlandia, the People’s Democratic Republic of Eugene, the Democratic People’s Republic of Ashland, etc. will turn out en masse if for no other reason than hatred of The Other.

Second, there is a reason why Multnomah County is always counted last on election day… so they’ll know how many “votes” they need to come up with to ensure the outcome.

Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

Spurius Ligustinus on May 2, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Second, there is a reason why Multnomah County is always counted last on election day… so they’ll know how many “votes” they need to come up with to ensure the outcome.

Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

Spurius Ligustinus on May 2, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Yeah, I afraid that is how it will run. Can’t tolerate opposition in the Peoples Republic.

I loved it in the last WA governors race when, on the third count, they ‘found’ just enough votes in the trunk of some clerks car to ‘elect’ the progressive to governor.

We don’t have that problem in OR with mail in. Just pull a hand full of blanks off the stack, fudge in some names and run ‘em.

old school on May 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Do not raise so much hope in any state where Obama won by more than 10 points in 2012…

mnjg on May 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Mark Kirk won in Illinois in 2010 after Obama cruised there in 2008. Ditto Ron Johnson in Wisconsin and Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania.

Midterms are a different creature. Get behind this woman. It’s a lot harder to conduct a “war against women” against a female doctor.

Do we want to win, or do we want ideological purity?

Do we want to elect someone who agrees with us 80% of the time, or lose with someone who agrees with us zero percent of the time?

matthew8787 on May 2, 2014 at 4:23 PM

If Wehby runs a strong race, she still diverts RAT resources from other States to salvage Merkley — so it’s a win-win.

matthew8787 on May 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

What do you expect from a state that is half tree-hugger and half logger – sometimes in the same person?

Knott Buyinit on May 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

The fart that keeps on smelling.

Augustinian on May 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Hope she wins. Merkley’s Obamacare promotion and vote will do him in.

Amazingoly on May 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

This is why it’s important to get good candidates especially in swing and blue states. Will those candidates be as conservative as we would like? Probably not, but at least they’d make the Republican brand less toxic in those states, and maybe eventually those swing states can become red and those blue states can become swing states. That’s exactly what the Democrats have been trying to do in states like TX (although the Wendy Davis thing was a disaster) and GA.

GOPRanknFile on May 2, 2014 at 4:53 PM

If we see another poll like this out of Oregon, I might have to break out the old “Waterloo” video.

I’d wait longer…one flower does not a spring make…

jimver on May 2, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Not bad looking either. She can check me for a hernia any time.

Mike Honcho on May 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Wow! Someone that’s really educated and passed a tough exam, light years beyond a community organizer.

mixplix on May 2, 2014 at 5:12 PM

If we see another poll like this out of Oregon, I might have to break out the old “Waterloo” video.

Forget that.

If that happens, we break out a professional video of humpbot in a Gadsden Flag T-Shirt humpin Allah’s cat (in a rainbow T-shirt).

In the spirit of Mozilla.

KirknBurker on May 2, 2014 at 5:15 PM

All this redstorm is going to produce is amnesty and the end of the GOP.

DFCtomm on May 2, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Do we want to win, or do we want ideological purity?

I want to win with folks that will make a difference. So no, I’m not interested in simply winning. I reserve that level of simplicity for sporting events.

Do we want to elect someone who agrees with us 80% of the time, or lose with someone who agrees with us zero percent of the time?

matthew8787

I want someone who agrees with us on the sh*t that matters, not someone who agrees with us a meaningless 80% percent of the time while always siding with dems on the 20% that is really important.

xblade on May 2, 2014 at 5:49 PM

How is she doing with the dead vote
or the stoner crowd

Weiner_Holder on May 2, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Statement appears accurate based on your source.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 3:13 PM

No not really. People started their process through cover oregon. Behind the scens some steps that could and should have been done automatically were done by hand because the vendor completely screwed the pooch.

The polls you listed was for April and was noted in the post.

Barred on May 2, 2014 at 3:17 PM

No the post says there was only one other poll. My source shows 2.

Tlaloc on May 2, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I want someone who agrees with us on the sh*t that matters, not someone who agrees with us a meaningless 80% percent of the time while always siding with dems on the 20% that is really important.
xblade on May 2, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Yes, thank you. Right on.

bluegill on May 2, 2014 at 6:56 PM

An incumbent at 39 percent? If that’s anywhere close to accurate, she’s going to win.

K. Hobbit on May 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

What are her non-conservative positions? Is she going to be more like Kirk (solid on really important issues) or more like Ayotte?

K. Hobbit on May 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

She’s exactly what’s needed in Congress. A person who knows how to work, with brains (although not risqué, I think this still qualifies as a double entendre). She’s in my prayers, as are the people of Oregon.

VALman on May 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

She wins, I vote for Merkley.

Better the devil I already know, than the devil that I don’t know and may end up hating worse.

Conger wins, I vote for Conger.

Right now, I’m willing to throw Oregon under the bus so we can win Minnesota.

UODuckMan on May 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Don’t throw Oregon under the bus just yet.

There are a lot of people in this state that rightly consider Cover Oregon as the latest failed program of a State Government with a history of failed programs.

It’s so that true blue Republicans are thin on the ground. But Oregonians have a strong streak of “leave me alone” libertarianism.

There is no worthwhile (electable) Libertarian in this race but a sufficiently libertarian leaning Republican will poll well against a doctrinaire Democrat (and rich boy heir) like Merkley.

schmuck281 on May 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

No NO No.

My daughter’s college professor said “physicians shouldn’t go into politics because they are inured to human suffering”

So, kick her off the ballot.

WryTrvllr on May 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM

My daughter’s college professor said “physicians shouldn’t go into politics because they are inured to human suffering”

So, kick her off the ballot.

WryTrvllr on May 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Actually, of course, physicians are very much aware of human suffering – it is the college professors who have no clue about the real world or the human condition. You daughter’s professor sounds pretty typical of the zeitgeist in Oregon, where my Alma Mater is.

All I can say, is “drip, drip, drip.” The sounds and smell of Oregon.

Chuck Ef on May 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Allahpundit you didn’t post any poll numbers from deceased likely voters, especially important since Oregon votes by mail.

Perspicacious on May 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Any of you that think GOP will take this seat, and wnat to make this race ‘interesting’, contact me via Twitter. You can buy my holiday gifts for me.

inklake on May 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

She wins, I vote for Merkley.

Better the devil I already know, than the devil that I don’t know and may end up hating worse.

Conger wins, I vote for Conger.

Right now, I’m willing to throw Oregon under the bus so we can win Minnesota.

UODuckMan on May 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Back in the dark ages when I went to school I recall the poly-sci, writers (journalism) and psych folks playing tennis or golf on Saturdays and Sundays while us science and math types were headed out to the field to work on our upper division projects or to the labs to tend our experiments or the computer (Fortran punch cards back then) lab to build another program. Of which we only got one credit for all those after hours. Bit of a different skill set, I observed between the two crowds.

So in Washington DC we have the nation run by professional poly-sci and journalism folks and precious few folks with critical thinking skills like science or math types.

Merkley is a good example of the tennis and golf crowd. He got his BA International Relations (ooohhhhh) and MA in Public Policy (aaaaahhhhh). W-T-F do you do with those credentials other than pilfer $$$ off the people and play golf?

I don’t give one rats a$$ if Webhy has any political experience. She can not be any worse that a professional politician whose course work avoided calculus, physics and microbiology because ‘it’s too hard’. Her lack of political creds makes her a CITIZEN LEGISLATURE.

Besides, when OR had Wyden and Smith (1-Dem and 1-Repub) stuff happened. With 2 Dems one of which is a complete cull (Merkley) OR is completely taken for granted, ignored.

I’m tired of the tassel shoe crowd telling me what to do, how to live and stealing money from my wallet and wasting it.

I’m just sayin’…

old school on May 3, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I’d say the Doctor’s run for the Senate has got legs.

Highplains on May 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM