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August 30, 2015

Oregon Republican Raises $955,000 for Senate Bid

 

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Wehby is challenging Merkley, above. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Oregon Republican Monica Wehby will report raising more than $955,000 in her bid for Senate in the second quarter, according to fundraising figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley. She raised most of that haul — $846,000 — since May 1.

Her campaign had $647,000 cash on hand at the close of the most recent reporting period, which runs from April 1 through June 30. The campaign will report $122,000 in debt.

Wehby’s second quarter fundraising was bested by Merkley, who raised $1.8 million.

Merkley is favored to win in the Democratic leaning state, but Republicans hope that Wehby’s credentials as a doctor will help put the seat in play in a year when the president’s healthcare law is very unpopular. The issue could have more resonance in Oregon, which abandoned its state-run healthcare exchange earlier this year as its disastrous website never functioned.

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

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  • daddyoyo

    I love the smell of Republican money burning in a hopeless cause. It smells like…well, like VICTORY.

  • JD Mulvey

    Wehby “will report”?

    Dr Wehby has been wildly lax in disclosing her contributions and has missed several deadlines already. Yet she’s able to get a press release out to Roll Call in which she touts her fundraising totals, without a mention of where they came from.

  • Diane L. Hodiak

    JD Monica is lax because Bigoil and the Koch Brothers is her sugardaddy. I don’t think we need them in Oregon. Voters won’t fall for their negative tricks.

  • Diane L. Hodiak

    Through ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate bill mill designed to further the interests of Big Oil , The Koch brothers and Bigoil fund 18 Oregon politicians, including Gene Whisnant, Dennis Richardson, Sal Esquivel and more…See the entire list at http://www.oregonalecwatch.org/
    Do they work for Oregonians? That’s what they are supposed to do. But check their track records.

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