2014 Oregon Senate debates
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from 2014 OR Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Jason Conger (12) Republican Challenger Oregon
- Jeff Merkley (9) Democratic Jr Senator Oregon
- Monica Wehby (14) Republican Challenger Oregon
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Oregon Senate debates and race coverage:
- Washington Post , "Sen. Merkley: 'I lean in favor of' legalizing marijuana", by Niraj Chokshi, Oct. 24, 2014
- AARP Voter Guide (on Monica Wehby), Aug. 31, 2014
- PolitiFact fact-checking, "Merkley Touts Efforts to Stop Outsourcing", 8/4/2014
- The Oregonian, "Merkley vs. Wehby on the issues: Equal pay", by Jeff Mapes, 7/18/2014
- The Oregonian, "Wehby accused her of 'ongoing harassment' during divorce", by Yuxing Zheng, May 19, 2014
- Politico.com, "Senate hopeful accused of stalking boyfriend", by John Bresnahan, May 16, 2014
- The Oregonian, "Jason Conger and Monica Wehby: On the issues", by Jeff Mapes,5/2/2014
- The Oregonian, "Leading candidates in the GOP race", by Jeff Mapes, April 30, 2014
- AdWatch by The Hill e-zine, "Wehby features patient in new ad", by Alexandra Jaffe, April 23, 2014
- Statesman Journal, "GOP Senate hopefuls face off at Dorchester Conference", by Anna Staver, March 9, 2014
- The Oregonian, "Conger & Wehby debate", by Jeff Mapes, March 8, 2014
- The Oregonian AdWatch on Jeff Merkley, Jan. 2 & Jan. 3, 2014
- Jeff Mapes in The Oregonian, "Attack Sen. Jeff Merkley", December 05, 2013
- Oregon Catalyst coverage of Conger press release, November 14, 2013
- Charles Crumm in Michigan Daily Tribune, on Republican National Committee email campaign, Nov.5, 2013
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal choice.
Jeff Merkley: Ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.
Monica Wehby: Paycheck Fairness Act hurts women in the workplace.
Monica Wehby: Government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage.
Monica Wehby: Gov't should encourage growth, not squeeze businesses out.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
Jeff Merkley: Positives of pot legalization outweigh the negatives.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
Energy & Oil|
Monica Wehby: Complete the Keystone Pipeline; end EPA overreach.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
Jason Conger: Higher timber harvests on public land.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
Jason Conger: Rated 53% by Conservation Voters; 80% by Humane Society.
Families & Children|
Monica Wehby: 2007: Ex-husband filed police report, but good friends now.
Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
Jason Conger: Rated 79% by Oregon Stand for Children.
Jeff Merkley: In a dangerous world, we need to work with other nations.
Jason Conger: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
Monica Wehby: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
Jeff Merkley: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Monica Wehby: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Jason Conger: State-run Cover Oregon exchange better than ObamaCare.
Monica Wehby: We need more MDs and fewer JDs in Congress.
Monica Wehby: I was against ObamaCare when it wasn't cool.
Jeff Merkley: I couldn't enroll in ObamaCare, but it'll eventually succeed.
Jeff Merkley: 2009: "Keep your insurance"; 2014: fix ObamaCare so you can.
Jeff Merkley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Jason Conger: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
Monica Wehby: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens.
Jason Conger: Stricter rules for non-citizen college tuition equity.
Jeff Merkley: Minimum wage should be left to the states.
Principles & Values|
Monica Wehby: Declined to debate on live TV in Senate primary.
Monica Wehby: AdWatch: Parents trust her as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
The above quotations are from 2014 Oregon Senate debates.
- Outsider in the House, by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, VT)
- The Little Plaid Book, by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R, TN)
- Cowboy in Caracas, by Senate nominee Charlie Hardy (D, WY)
- The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America (D, NJ)
- Now or Never: A Call to Reclaim America, by Rep. Jody Hice (R, GA-10)
- The Case for Polarized Politics, by Senate candidate Jeff Bell (R, NJ)
- Born To Fly, by Senate candidate Shane Osborn (R, NE)
- A Tribute to 101 Incredible Women, by Senate candidate Joyce Dickerson (D, SC)
- The Debt Bomb, by Senator Tom Coburn (R, OK)
- A Fighting Chance, by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA)
- Winning Right, by Senate candidate Ed Gillespie (R,VA)
- Planned Bullyhood, by Senate candidate Karen Handel (R,GA)
- The Tea Party Goes to Washington, by Senator Rand Paul (R,KY)
- Governor`s Travels, by Senator Angus King (I,ME)
- This Is Not Florida, biography of Senator Al Franken (D,MN)
- The Truth (with jokes), by Sen. Al Franken (D, MN)
- Planned Bullyhood, by Senate candidate Karen Handel (R, GA)
- Republican Leader, biography of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R, KY)
- The Man Behind The Mask, by Senate candidate Andy Martin (R, NH)
- In the Company of Men, by Senate candidate Nancy Mace (R, SC)
- Be the Change!, by Senate candidate Michelle Nunn (D, GA)
- The Greatest Hoax, by Sen. James Inhofe (R, OK)
- Unite and Conquer, by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ)