Gordon Smith Offers Oregonians More Mud

Here in Oregon, the Gordon Smith Campaign, the NRSC and shadowy rightwing lobbyist groups like Employee Freedom Action Committee and Freedom's Watch are rolling around in the mud. A lot of it. Today, the Gordon Smith campaign and the notorious neo-con lobbyist group, Freedom's Watch, both released their own ads attacking Jeff Merkley's record on seniors. Their ads are deceptive, misleading and downright disrespectful to Oregon seniors. More below the fold....

Full disclosure, I am the netroots director for OR-Sen candidate Jeff Merkley

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Merkley Celebrates Labor Day, Asks Supporters to Help Gulf Coast

Today is Labor Day, a day dedicated to hardworking Americans deserving of a day off. Oregon Senate candidate Jeff Merkley is spending the holiday celebrating with his labor brothers and sisters at picnics in Portland and Eugene. Before I give you an update on the day's festivities, I want to take a minute to mention a few things....

Full disclosure, I am the netroots director for OR-Sen candidate Jeff Merkley

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Jeff Merkley Takes the Stage w/ Video!

Oregon Senate candidate Jeff Merkley was one of four Senate challengers who spoke at the convention today in Denver. Jeff Merkley took to the stage and laid out his vision for 2009 and beyond. Jeff is very thankful to have been given the opportunity to speak at the convention. We just put the video of Jeff's speech up on our You Tube page, Check it out

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OR-Sen: Which Of These Things Is Not Like The Others?

In a nation that scored a miserable D- on choice, Oregon stood out with a solid A rating.

How did Oregon do so well? Let's check with NARAL.

Executives
  • Secretary of State Bill Bradbury (D) is pro-choice.
  • Attorney General Hardy Myers (D) is pro-choice.
Legislature
  • The Oregon House is pro-choice.
  • The Oregon Senate is pro-choice.
SenatePro-Choice Score
RON WYDEN100%
Gordon Smith40%
House of RepresentativesPro-Choice Score
1DAVID WU100%
2Greg Walden100%
3EARL BLUMENAUER100%
4PETER DeFAZIO100%
5DARLENE HOOLEY100%

Oh, Gordon. How could you? We were so close! I'm a little puzzled by the Greg Walden rating, but we can look into that later.

Sadly, this is one of Gordon Smith's higher NARAL scores- he scored 0% on choice for years in the Senate.

Fortunately, Smith is facing an increasingly uphill battle against Democratic candidate Jeff Merkley, who received a solid 100% NARAL rating on choice for his work in the Oregon legislature.

Go sign Jeff Merkley's petition standing up to the Bush administration's efforts to further erode women's access to reproductive health care, and why not toss him a few bucks while you're at it.  Remember, a pro-choice President isn't going to be enough to undo the legislative damage Bush and his political judges have done to a woman's right to choose over the last eight years.

Crossposted at Sandstorm.

Merkley Ready to Partner up w/Obama, Speaking at Convention

Oregon Senate candidate Jeff Merkley has been given a speaking slot" at the Democratic Convention! On Wednesday night, Jeff will be one of four Senate candidates in the middle of highly contested races addressing the crowd. The other Senate candidates who will be speaking at the convention are Jeanne Shaheen, Tom Allen and Tom Udall. More below the fold....

Full disclosure, I am the netroots director for OR-Sen candidate Jeff Merkley

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