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     Nov. 4, 2014 U.S. Senate                                      

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+Jeff Merkley (D) i
814,537
55.73%
Monica Wehby (R)
538,847
36.87%
Mike Montchalin (L) 44, 916
3.07%
Christina Jean Lugo (PGP)
32,434
2.22%
James Leuenberger (C)
24,212
1.66%
Misc.
6672
0.46%

1,461,618

Registration:  Dem. 825,701 (37.97%)   Rep. 626,710 (28.82%)   NAff. 525,687 (24.17%)   AElect 358  Const. 3,570   Ind. 106,193 (4.88%)   Lib. 17,460   PG 10,333   Prog. 2,110   WF 9,086   Other 21,217   ...Total 2,174,763.

Plurality: 275,690 votes (18.86 percentage points).

 OR Secretary of State




Notes: 
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) won a second term, defeating Dr. Monica Wehby (R), a pediatric neurosurgeon, by almost 19 percentage points.  Also on the ballot were three third party candidates, who together tallied close to 7% of the vote.

In the May 20 Democratic primary Merkley won 92% of the vote against two little known challengers.  In the Republican primary Wehby won 49.96% of the vote to 37.63 for Jason Conger; 6.76 for Mark Callahan,,2.82% for Jo Rae Perkins and 2.44% for Timothy Crawley.

Days before the primary, on May 16, news broke that Wehby's ex-boyfriend had accused her of stalking him, and on May 19 reports emerged that her ex-husband had accused her of harrassing him.  Because of mail-in voting, the primary results did not reflect the damage caused by the story, but it effectively crippled her candidacy going forward.  Four months laterWehby was again receiving negative coverage after Buzzfeed reported the health plan on the issues section of her campaign website had been plagarized.

The two candidates participated in one debate on Oct. 14 atKOBI TV studios in Medford (>).

According to the Center for Responsive Politics (>), the Merkley campaign outspent the Wehby campaign by $11.1 million to $3.9 million.



Campaign Managers:
Jeff Merkley  Alex Youn
(Feb. 2014)  Campaign manager on Tyler Olson for Governor (IA), Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Executive director of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus, Mar. 2011-Mar. 2013.  Campaign manager on Chet Edwards for Congress (TX), Dec. 2009-Nov. 2010).  Campaign manager on Joe Bouchard for Delegate (Virginia Beach, VA), Mar.-Nov. 2009.  Campaign manager on Brad Ellsworth for Congress (IN), Apr.-Nov. 2008.  Field organizer in Sioux City on John Edwards for President, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2008.  Field director on David Briley for Mayor (Nashville, TN), May-Aug. 2007.  Regional field director  in Maryville on Phil Bredesen for Governor, May-Nov. 2006.  B.A. in political science from Maryville College.


Monica Wehby  Michael Antonopoulos
(June 2014, succeeding Charlie Pearce who moved over to Richardson for Governor)  Campaign manager on Matt Whitaker's campaign for the 2014 U.S. Senate nomination in Iowa. 
Associate at Axiom Strategies, Sept. 2013-June 2014.  Executive director of the College Republican National Committee, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2013.  District director for California Assemblyman, Jan.-July 2011.  Account executive at Revolvis Consulting, June 2009-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in history and politics from Saint Mary's College of California, 2009.

Charlie Pearce
(to June 2014) 
Communications director on Winslow for U.S. Senate (MA), 2013.  Trip director on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.  Director of advance on Baker for Governor (Mass.), 2009-10.  National advance coordinator on Romney for President, 2007-08, then lead advance on the McCain campaign.  Scheduler to U.S. Rep. Turner, 2006-07.  Research assistant at the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee.  Originally from Mission Viejo, Calif..
See: Jeff Mapes.  "One campaign operative's journey through the Monica Wehby and Dennis Richardson campaigns."  The Oregonian, Nov. 15, 2014.




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