Good evening, and welcome a special edition of EENR For Progress. Please welcome the newest member of our team, michaelconrad, as he provides you with more than enough reasons to join us in endorsing and actively supporting the next Senator from the great Northwest, Jeff Merkley.
Cross-posted from EENRblog.com.
Many of us have been counting down the days to this year's general election campaign since the moment we heard that President Bush had won re-election. While the presidential race is obviously critical, if we want to really turn things around, we need to get rid of the Republicans who have been not only enabled Bush, but would also do everything within their power to block a Democratic agenda. This is the year that we can reclaim our party's identity, make it clear what we stand for, and expose Senate Republicans as the clueless right-wing sycophants that they are. And perhaps no Senate race provides a better contrast of the parties' priorities than the race in Oregon.