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  •  Well, I guess this is news: OR-Sen (4+ / 0-)
    The first Republican challenger to Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley announced her candidacy and a string of public appearances Friday, marking the beginning of what’s expected to be a lively GOP primary election.

    Jo Rae Perkins, of Albany, is the former chair of the Linn County Republican Party and a certified financial planner. In a press release, Perkins said she would stand on the “core principles of our Founding Fathers.”

    On her Facebook page, Perkins said she had signed the “Contract From America,” an agenda of conservative proposals developed in 2010 by Tea Party activists.

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    pretty much a some dude, though.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 10:46:24 AM PDT

    •  Good luck on Jo Rae Perkins getting much support (1+ / 0-)
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      She's already lost the election in my view.  Jeff Merkley should be safe for re-election in 2014, has been an outstanding progressive Democrat and seems (from what I understand) to be representing Oregon well.  Oregon is also a deep blue state so I don't know why Perkins is running as a Tea Party Republican.

    •  sad (0+ / 0-)

      I know the Oregon GOP has basically got nothing at this point, but they should at least be able to find a Paul Sadler equivalent who won't embarrass the party.

      SSP poster. 44, CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

      by sacman701 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 11:29:48 AM PDT

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    •  I must say (0+ / 0-)

      I am starting to get somewhat annoyed. Even with the benefit of geographically living in one state, and culturally in another, there isn't a single interesting race shaping up for 2014 so far in my area.  It's going to probably be the most boring election I will get to take part in. Nothing in OR, nothing in WA.

      Age 25, Republican, WA-03 (represented by wonderful Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler), getting married in September:)

      by KyleinWA on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 03:51:31 PM PDT

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      •  we might get an interesting congressional race (0+ / 0-)

        but otherwise it does look tame.

        ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

        by James Allen on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 04:48:29 PM PDT

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    •  Perkins should marry (1+ / 0-)
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      former IA Sen Roger Jepsen.

      Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

      by sapelcovits on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:02:49 PM PDT

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