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Oregon Republican Senatorial Candidate Enjoys Shooting

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ZigZagZeke, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I went to a fundraiser today for Oregon Republican Senatorial Candidate Dr. Monica Wehby. She is the real deal, folks. The main activity of the fundraiser was trap shooting, and Ms. Wehby is obviously not a poser when it comes to wielding a shotgun. She did very well, even in the "Annie Oakley" rounds. She's running against Jeff Merkley (if she wins the primary), who supports everything Obama does, and is personally allergic to firearms. We need to replace him, and Ms. Wehby is the perfect replacement. Here's a shot of her thanking everyone for attending the fundraiser.

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    BTW, my best round today was 23/25, but it had been two years since I picked up a shotgun. :)
     
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  2. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    You are very wrong she is playing the game. She is supported by Karl Rove and other RINO's. You might want to consider this gentleman. http://www.congerfororegon.com/


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    By Karl Rove
    March 6, 2014
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    Now Blue-State Senate Democrats Feel The Heat
    Obama's low approval ratings in eight states he won in 2012 may hurt his party badly in November.
    For months it has been clear that Democrats have a red-state problem in the Senate midterm elections: Seven Democratic seats are up for grabs in states Mitt Romneycarried in 2012, three of them opened by retirements.

    Republican Congressman Cory Gardner's decision on March 1 to run against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado—a state President Obama carried in 2008 and 2012—indicates that Democrats have a blue-state problem too.

    The problem stems from President Obama's poor approval rating, compounded by able Republican candidates like Mr. Gardner, a rising star in the House.

    Mr. Obama's average Gallup approval rating in Colorado last year was 42.3%, compared with his 2013 national average of 46.5%. The state is also one of 44 where Mr. Obama received a smaller margin in 2012 (5.4%) than 2008 (9%). A February Quinnipiac poll put Sen. Udall a mere three points ahead of 2010 GOP nominee Ken Buck, who was widely seen as a flawed candidate.

    Sen. Udall is not the only Democratic incumbent so situated. If former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown challenges New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, she will have to contend with Mr. Obama's low (44.6%) approval rating in the Granite State.

    Sens. Tom Udall (N.M.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), and Mark Warner (Va.) also face headwinds. Mr. Obama's 2013 approval rating in each of their states was below his national average last year—45%, 45.4% and 46.4%, respectively.

    Sen. Warner's likely Republican opponent, former Republican National Committee chairman and White House official Ed Gillespie (and a close friend), is off to a strong financial start and drawing large numbers of young people and first-time volunteers. Sens. Udall and Merkley could face determined challengers as well—Mr. Udall from Marine veteran Allen Weh and Mr. Merkley from pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby.

    Though Iowa Republicans won't settle on a nominee until at least June 14, that state's open Democratic Senate seat could also be in play: Mr. Obama's approval rating in Iowa last year was 42.4%, well below his national average.

    In the contest for the open Michigan Democratic Senate seat, Republican former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is winning the money race and has led in all four public polls conducted since Dec. 1. Mr. Obama's approval rating in the state last year was 47.8%, just above his national average.

    Even Minnesota's Sen. Al Franken could be in for a tough run: Mr. Obama's approval in his state last year was 48.2%. The Republican primary won't be settled until Aug. 12. But if Mr. Obama is below 50% in October and Republicans nominate a strong candidate, they could have the last laugh on the former comedian's fate.

    In the six blue states with Democratic senators up this fall, Mr. Obama's approval rating last year was below his 2013 national average in four and in two it was just above it. If the president's ratings in these states have moved in tandem with his national number, he's less popular in them now, since the president's Gallup approval was down to 42% on Wednesday. History says it will be hard for Democrats to run much ahead of the president's October approval number—and odds are that number will be lower than it is now.

    The GOP's 2010 experience is instructive. Republicans picked up four Democratic Senate seats in states that Mr. Obama carried in 2008, defeating an incumbent in Wisconsin (won by Mr. Obama by 14 percentage points) and grabbing three Democratic open seats in Illinois (25 points), Pennsylvania (10 points) and Indiana (one point).

    These were paired with 2010 red-state victories, with the GOP winning a Democratic open seat in North Dakota (which Mr. Obama lost by nine points in 2008) and knocking off a Democratic incumbent in Arkansas (which Mr. Obama lost by 20 points). In addition, the GOP retained three open seats in states Mr. Obama carried in 2008: New Hampshire (which Mr. Obama won by 10 points), Florida (three) and North Carolina (one).

    That as many as 15 Democratic seats might be in play might offset any potential GOP losses in Kentucky (Mitch McConnell), Maine (Susan Collins) and Georgia (retiring Saxby Chambliss). Sen. McConnell in particular will face an all-out assault from every union and liberal pressure group that fears his effective leadership.

    At this moment, Republicans look likely to sweep the open red-state Democratic seats in West Virginia, South Dakota and Montana, and are poised to take most, perhaps all, of the four races involving red states with Democratic incumbents. That eight Democratic blue-state seats could also be in play dramatically increases chances Republicans pick up the net of six seats needed for a Senate majority, a result with big implications for Mr. Obama's final two years as president.
     
  3. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I'm simply reporting on what I saw and heard yesterday. I'm sure that Karl Rove will support whichever candidate wins the primary.
     
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  4. Bacchus

    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    I would certainly vote for a Karl Rove backed candidate over a candidate who "who supports everything Obama does, and is personally allergic to firearms".
     
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I didn't see anything in that letter of Carl Rove's that said a thing about Dr. Monica Wehby. Did I miss some small print?
     
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    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    And she is a skilled surgeon (both my daughters had spinal surgery by Monica)... Very well done and good results.
     
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  8. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Before voting for a candidate who "supports anything obummer does" I'd vote for this guy:

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    Once we get rid of Merkley we need to get rid of Wyden.

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  9. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of this woman before. A quick Internet browse does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling about her. Looks like RINO, indeed. Bummer.
     
  10. Bacchus

    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    What did you find on the Internet about her ? If nothing, a small Internet footprint doesn't make her more a RINO than any other political persuasion.
     
  11. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Bacchus, point taken. I guess what I should have said is that if Oregon is leaning so far left that if we feel only a moderate-to-left leaning Republican candidate can beat "Merkley!?!", we are in deep doo-doo.
    This HuffPost article is all I needed to read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/monica-wehby-obamacare_n_5169752.html
    I am sorry, but, in social and moral issues, I am very conservative.
     
  12. Bacchus

    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    I get your point. I just wanted to ensure that the gunny voters would see her as the lesser of two evils, if she is in fact an evil.
     
  13. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    You can be a Conservative "purist" and run Conger against Merkley for a guaranteed loss, or you can run Wehby against Merkley and have a chance of winning. One way, you are assured an anti-gun Senator (Merkley), and the other way you have a fighting chance at replacing anti-gun Merkley with a pro-gun Wehby. It's nice to have principles and to stand up for them. I'm reminded of that famous tombstone that says, "He had the right of way."
     
  14. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have every intention of voting for Dr. Wehby in the primary and if she doesn't win I will vote for whoever does in the general election. There is no way we could worse than Merkley.
     
  15. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Pls, bear with a mini-rant. I'll vote for the Dr, too. Anything to kick Merkley out of the Senate.