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ICYMI: Wehby Hasn't Debated Since March

May 12, 2014


Contact: Jamal Raad / jamal [at] dpo [dot] org / (503) 239-8631

PORTLAND, Oregon (May 12, 2014) – 
Monica Wehby is dodging debates. Last month, she refused a request to debate her opponent Jason Conger in what was to be the only televised debate of the GOP primary. KGW Executive News Director Rick Jacobs said, “it's been a long time since we've been turned down by a major-race candidate. I can't remember the last time it's happened.” The Oregonian Editorial Board said "wimping out in this fashion will simply call attention to her one significant weakness as a candidate, which is a lack of legislative experience that might make her seem unprepared for elective office."

Here are the facts. Monica Wehby hasn’t attended a debate since March. It’s been over a month since she has sat down with her opponents in a debate setting and argued over who hates the Affordable Care Act the most.

Monica Wehby only raised a little over $100k last month, while Republican Super PACs have spent over $600k propping up her campaign.
GOP primary debates since April 1st Wehby hasn’t attended
4/5/14 Washington County Public Affairs Forum    
4/24/14 La Pine Forum                 
4/24/14 KCMX Forum                   
4/25/14 Polk Forum                      
4/27/14 Willow Creek Forum         
4/28/14 Willamette View Forum     
5/4/14 OSU/Benton Forum   
5/8/14 Yamhill County Republican Women Forum