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  •  Senator Merkley has won my support repeatedly. (5+ / 0-)

    I can donate generously to him because I sure he will aim the dollars at other candidates, should the Republicans

    find an extremist candidate to become another cog in the Senate Republican obstruction machine.
    Outside Representative Walden's district extremists don't fare very well in Oregon. Definitely not well enough to win statewide races.

    A Duleyesque stealth candidate would be a smarter choice, but probably wouldn't excite the base much more than the former Trailblazer did.

    Too many years of courting the Sizemore's and Mannix's of Oregon's politics has left the GOP brand badly tarnished. Also, no matter whom the party nominates Oregon's voters will be unlikely to want to embrace the other Republicans; from the national "leaders" to local crazies who might feel emboldened by shifting the seat their way.

    We still need to work hard, but I'm very confident Senator Merkley will be re-elected. I wouldn't bet my life on it but I would bet anything else I possess.

    It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

    by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Wed May 29, 2013 at 07:40:17 PM PDT

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