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Oregon Democrats: Monica Wehby is Wrong for Oregon

May 20, 2014


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

PORTLAND, Oregon (May 20, 2014) – 

The Democratic Party of Oregon issued the following statement after news reports declared Monica Wehby the Republican nominee for Senate.

“D.C. Republicans have got their candidate. Monica Wehby is a deeply flawed candidate who will be another vote for Mitch McConnell and the Senate GOP agenda, which Oregonians have rejected time and time again," DPO Chair Frank Dixon said. "She opposes the federal minimum wage and new equal pay laws, supports tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and companies that ship jobs overseas, all while pushing for cuts to education and job training for the middle class. Monica Wehby is just plain wrong for Oregon.

"Jeff Merkley has been a champion for Oregon's middle class and those looking to enter it. He's been fighting for good jobs, to lowering the cost of college, and has protected Social Security and Medicare from vicious attempts to cut them from Republicans. We can't be more proud of the work he is doing in the Senate, and Oregon Democrats will work hard until November to ensure he stays our United States Senator."