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Incumbent [[Jeff Merkley]], who was at the time the [[Oregon House of Representatives|Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives]], defeated two-term [[Republican]] incumbent Gordon H. Smith with 49% of the vote in 2008 to win the seat.<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/11/jeff_merkley_defeats_gordon_sm.html ''Oregon Livle,'' "Projection: Jeff Merkley will defeat Gordon Smith in Oregon's U.S. Senate race," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref> [[Jeff Merkley|Merkley]] is seeking election to a second term in 2014.<ref>[http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/197729-conger-seeks-to-unseat-merkley ''Portland Tribune,'' "Conger seeks to unseat Merkley," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref>
 
Incumbent [[Jeff Merkley]], who was at the time the [[Oregon House of Representatives|Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives]], defeated two-term [[Republican]] incumbent Gordon H. Smith with 49% of the vote in 2008 to win the seat.<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/11/jeff_merkley_defeats_gordon_sm.html ''Oregon Livle,'' "Projection: Jeff Merkley will defeat Gordon Smith in Oregon's U.S. Senate race," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref> [[Jeff Merkley|Merkley]] is seeking election to a second term in 2014.<ref>[http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/197729-conger-seeks-to-unseat-merkley ''Portland Tribune,'' "Conger seeks to unseat Merkley," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref>
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[[Monica Wehby]] (R) announced her candidacy in a web video on October 29, 2013.<ref name="video">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/29/pediatric-neurosurgeon-to-challenge-sen-jeff-merkley/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post,'' "Pediatric neurosurgeon to challenge Sen. Jeff Merkley," accessed October 29, 2013]</ref>
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"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.," Wehby said in an accompanying statement. "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.”<ref name="video"/>
  
 
==Election history==
 
==Election history==

Revision as of 13:35, 29 October 2013



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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Oregon

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Jeff Merkley Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Oregon will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

Oregon is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[3][4][5]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jeff Merkley (D). Merkley was first elected in 2008.

Candidates

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Race background

Incumbent Jeff Merkley, who was at the time the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, defeated two-term Republican incumbent Gordon H. Smith with 49% of the vote in 2008 to win the seat.[8] Merkley is seeking election to a second term in 2014.[9]

Media


Monica Wehby announced her candidacy via video on October 29, 2013.

Monica Wehby (R) announced her candidacy in a web video on October 29, 2013.[10]

"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.," Wehby said in an accompanying statement. "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.”[10]

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ron Wyden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jim Huffman, Bruce Cronk, Marc Delphine and Rick Staggenborg in the general election.[11]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRon Wyden Incumbent 57.3% 825,507
     Republican Jim Huffman 39.3% 566,199
     Working Families Bruce Cronk 1.3% 18,940
     Libertarian Marc Delphine 1.1% 16,028
     Progressive Rick Staggenborg 1% 14,466
Total Votes 1,441,140

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jeff Merkley won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Gordon H. Smith and David Brownlow in the general election.[12]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Merkley 49.1% 864,392
     Republican Gordon H. Smith 45.7% 805,159
     Constitution David Brownlow 5.3% 92,565
Total Votes 1,762,116

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