Senator Jeff Merkley Becomes First Senator To Endorse Pot Legalization

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has ventured into an issue that, so far, none of his fellow Senators have felt comfortable following: Sen. Jeff Merkley says he plans to vote for a ballot measure on Election Day to legalize marijuana in Oregon. “I lean in support of it,” the Democratic senator told TPM in an interview […]

Republican Senate Candidate Backs Same-Sex Marriage In New Ad

Monica Wehby, the Republican nominee for Senate in Oregon, comes out in favor of same-sex marriage in a new ad: A Republican Senate candidate in Oregon will unveil a television commercial Tuesday that highlights her support for gay marriage — a reflection of the rapidly shifting politics of the issue. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, […]

Poll: Jeff Merkley Leads GOP Opponent By Double Digits In Oregon

A new poll show Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley leading his opponent by double digits: Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley holds a 10-point lead over Republican challenger Monica Wehby in his bid for reelection in Oregon. The first Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Oregon Voters this year shows Merkley with 47% of the vote to […]