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Monica Wehby

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Monica Wehby
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Oregon
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPediatric neurosurgeon
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Campaign website
Monica Wehby was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Oregon.[1] She was defeated by incumbent Jeff Merkley (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2] Wehby won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[3]

Biography

Wehby is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She is also a past president of the Oregon Medical Association.[4]

Issues

Plagiarism

Wehby deleted elements of her campaign website after she was accused of copying healthcare and economic plans from other sources and presenting them as her own. According to the Huffington Post, her healthcare reform plan, "contains sections that bear a remarkable resemblance to the wording in a survey done for Crossroads GPS, a group founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove." In addition, Lindsey O'Brien, a Merkley campaign spokesperson, said in a statement that "Monica Wehby copied Mitt Romney's tax plan, plagiarized Karl Rove's health care plan and lifted the rest of her anti-middle class agenda straight from the oil billionaire Koch brothers."[5]

Wehby's campaign released the following statement in response to the plagiarism allegation: "These website pages were authored by staff who are no longer employed by the campaign and were immediately removed once brought to our attention."[5]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Oregon, 2014

Wehby ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Oregon.[1] She lost to incumbent Jeff Merkley (D) in the general election.[2] Wehby won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. She defeated Jason Conger, Jo Rae Perkins, Mark Allen Callahan and Timothy Crawley.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Merkley Incumbent 55.7% 814,537
     Republican Monica Wehby 36.9% 538,847
     Libertarian Mike Montchalin 3.1% 44,916
     Constitution James Leuenberger 1.7% 24,212
     Green Christina Jean Lugo 2.2% 32,434
     Miscellaneous Miscellaneous 0.5% 6,672
Total Votes 1,461,618
Source: Oregon Secretary of State
U.S. Senate, Oregon Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Wehby 50.3% 128,911
Jason Conger 37.6% 96,497
Mark Allen Callahan 6.8% 17,427
Jo Rae Perkins 2.8% 7,275
Timothy Crawley 2.4% 6,209
Total Votes 256,319
Source: Results via Associated Press

Endorsements

Wehby was endorsed by the following:

Polls

General election
General election candidates
Poll Jeff Merkley (D) Monica Wehby (R)James Leuenberger (C)Christina Jean Lugo (G)Mike Montchalin (L)Other/UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Oregonian/KGW
October 26-27, 2014
49%30%0%1%2%18%+/-5403
DHM Research
October 8-11, 2014
47%26%2%2%2%20%+/-4.3516
AVERAGES 48% 28% 1% 1.5% 2% 19% +/-4.65 459.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Jeff Merkley vs. Monica Wehby
Poll Jeff Merkley (D) Monica Wehby (R)OtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
October 23-27, 2014
53%32%8%6%+/-4.2552
SurveyUSA
October 16-19, 2014
53%32%7%8%+/-4.2561
Survey USA
September 22-24, 2014
52%32%8%8%+/-4.2568
Survey USA
August 1-5, 2014
52%33%7%9%+/-4.2564
AVERAGES 52.5% 32.25% 7.5% 7.75% +/-4.2 561.25
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
GOP primary
Survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in Oregon
Poll Monica Wehby Jason CongerMark Allen CallahanTimothy CrawleyJo Rae PerkinsNot SureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Wenzel Strategies
May 1-4, 2014
42.9%22.3%4.0%2.7%2.5%25.5%+/-3.95607
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Wehby vs. Conger
State of the Race
Poll Monica Wehby Jason CongerDon't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
Benson Strategy Group
April 14-17, 2014
22%24%55%+/-4410
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Merkley vs. Wehby
Oregon Statewide Poll
Poll Jeff Merkley Monica WehbyNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Benson Strategy Group
April 14-17, 2014
52%32%16%+/-4600
Harper Polling
April 1-2, 2014
46%34%20%+/-3.91670
AVERAGES 49% 33% 18% +/-3.96 635
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Media


"A New Voice" - Dr. Monica Wehby announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate (Oregon).

Monica for Oregon - "Trust."

Monica for Oregon - New TV Ad: "Accountability."
  • Monica Wehby (R) announced her candidacy in a web video on October 29, 2013.[7] Wehby said, "When I talk to small business owners they are very concerned about all these new regulations, new laws, new taxes coming out of Washington D.C. They don’t know whether to invest and grow their business, or hold back and see what happens to this economy. They don’t feel like they have a senator who is looking out for them.”[7]

Wehby for Senate - "Spending."

"Ben West - Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate."
Freedom Partners

August 5, 2014, "Congress is Out of Touch with Oregon Families."

August 14, 2014,"Sen. Merkley: Get to Work for Oregon."

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wehby's reports.[8]

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