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  •  Merkley is pretty impressive too, you know (1+ / 0-)
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    I can't imagine a better Senate candidate - or a better Senator until 2015 and beyond!

    He didn't have to stand up on FISA, but he did. That works for me.

    You kids behave or I'm turning this universe around RIGHT NOW! - god

    by Clem Yeobright on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 04:28:12 PM PDT

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    •  What's great about Jeff (2+ / 0-)

      is that no matter if it's unpopular, he won't compromise his values for political expediency. For instance, when he worked as a national security analyst for the Pentagon and then the CBO, he was put off by the secretive war spending by the Reagan Administration. He ended up leaving the Defense Dept. and spoke out against Reagan's war spending in an op-ed back in the 80's. That takes character and guts.

      Netroots Director for Oregon Senate Candidate Jeff Merkley. Kossacks Donate to Merkley Here!

      by sarahlane on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 04:32:54 PM PDT

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