Democrat U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley Trounces Monica Wehby as Republicans Take Control

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Republicans just took control of the U.S. Senate tonight, but you wouldn’t know it standing in the Billiard Room of the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland, where dozens of supporters of GOP Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby listened to Wehby give her concession around 8:45 p.m."I guess God wants me to be a pediatric neurosurgeon for a little longer," she told a mostly subdued crowd. Early ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Monica Wehby Accused of Plagiarizing Another Health-Care Platform, This Time from Jason Conger

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BuzzFeed is reporting that U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby has again plagiarized her campaign platform on health care. This time, the website says, she copied her positions word-for-word from her Republican primary opponent, Jason Conger. Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon challenging U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), came under fire last month for using a health-care platform written by Karl ...   More
 
Friday, October 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Monica Wehby Requests a Saturday Endorsement Interview for the U.S. Senate Race, and Then Fails to Show

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Every election cycle, WW invites candidates for local and statewide offices in for a videotaped endorsement interview. We bring all the candidates for each office together, in order to compare them and to allow the voters who watch the interviews on our website to do the same.We scheduled our endorsement interview for the race for the U.S. Senate today, even though it's a Saturday, to accommodate the ...   More
 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Gov. John Kitzhaber Still Hold Big Leads

KATU poll shows little has changed so far in Oregon's big races

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A new poll commissioned by WW news partner KATU finds the two statewide Democratic incumbents facing re-election this year are holding steady with their sizable leads.U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley had as 19-point edge in the survey of 564 voters over his Republican opponent, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby. Merkley's lead, which the poll by SurveyUSA put at 52 percent to 33 percent, was essentially ...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 WW Staff

Oregon Voters Like Merkley, Marijuana and GMO Labeling

Six months from elections, KATU/SurveyUSA Poll asks voters to weigh in on how they plan to vote on key issues

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Labeling for GMOs, Jeff Merkley and marijuana are all looking strong for the November ballot.A poll released today by KATU and SurveyUSA found a narrow majority of likely voters—51 percent— would back the legalization of recreational marijuana use. The poll found 41 percent were opposed. The support was especially strong among younger voters and Democrats. Seniors ...   More
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Monica Wehby Wins GOP U.S. Senate Nomination

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Republican Monica Wehby is headed to a faceoff with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in the November election—but hurt by personal revelations in the final days of the primary. Wehby, a Portland neurosurgeon, handily beat her chief opponent in the GOP primary, state Rep. Jason Conger Tuesday night.Early results show Wehby with 53 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Conger. The remaining three candidates ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 WW Staff

Politico: Andrew Miller Told Police Monica Wehby Was "Stalking" Him

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Washington D.C. website Politico has dropped another surprise in the Republican primary for an Oregon U.S. Senate seat. The site released a 2013 police report detailing the disintegration of a relationship between candidate Monica Wehby and her biggest financial backer, timber baron Andrew Miller.The Portland Police report shows Miller accused Wehby—then his girlfriend—of "stalking" and "harassing" ...   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 AARON MESH

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Wehby for Senate

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 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Dr. Monica Wehby for Senate, giving her a boost in her primary campaign against fellow Republican Jason Conger, The Hill blog reported on Saturday. "Dr. Monica Wehby is exactly the kind of leader that small businesses across Oregon need in the US Senate,” Chamber Political Director Rob Engstrom said in a statement, The Hill reports. “Dr. Wehby is ...   More
 
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Kate Willson

Two Major Oregon GOP Funders Form Federal PAC, Attack Jason Conger in the Republicans' US Senate Primary

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The machinations in Oregon's hotly-contested GOP U.S. Senate primary are getting more and more interesting. On his blog, Oregon Oracle, Bruce McCain, a former top Multnomah County sheriff's official, tracks down a new federal political action committee formed to oppose state Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend), who is running against Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Monica Wehby. The two candidates are running ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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