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February 10, 2016

Jeff Merkley Touts Efforts to Stop Outsourcing in New Ad

Jeff Merkley is seeking re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call))

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., is going up with a new ad Tuesday focusing on his efforts to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs.

Merkley speaks directly to the camera in the positive spot, provided first to CQ Roll Call, describing his father working at a mill when he was growing up.

“As men and women clock in across the state, thousands of hands are building a stronger Oregon. But there are still special interests that want to give tax breaks to corporations that ship our jobs overseas,” Merkley says.

“So I wrote a bill to make China play fair on trade, and I fought to end deals that outsource our jobs,” he said.

The ad begins running in the Eugene market on Tuesday. The buy is “substantial,” according to the campaign, which declined to further characterize the amount of money behind the ad.

The first-term Senator faces Republican Monica Wehby in his re-election.

The race is rated Democrat Favored by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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  • left wing

    jeff just trying to make it appear he actually is doing something other than voting the straight democratic line.


    O give me a home where the buffalo chips fall and the senator is all fuzzy and dull. Our two senators are a laugh. Wyden goes home to NY to his wife kids on weekends and Merkley bows at the feet of the demos whose green energy fits both senators to a T and keeps Oregonians unemployed. The largest company in the state is Nike and it outsources a shitload of products to Asia while the southern and eastern parts of the state languish near poverty levels. Merkley hardly won the first time. Since then he’s taken money from the IRS unions before pushing the IRS to go after the Tea Party PACs. Any way you cut it it reeks of corruption. Judge Sullivan is just about ready to crack heads in the IRS case and one may be Merkley’s.

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