In a Catalyst exclusive and breaking story: Political insiders are confirming that State Senator Jason Atkinson will likely run for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s seat if Wyden is chosen for President Obama’s Health cabinet post (Which was rumored by Jeff Mapes today). If Wyden accepts it opens up a special election. Atkinson has run for statewide office before in an impressive run which has built his name ID and strong grassroots support. Atkinson entering the race could energize the GOP base and add a new dimension. Give us your comments.