Recent updates from the campaign of Rep. Jason Conger
1. Oregon Senate GOP Primary Candidate Jason Conger Signs the Repeal Pledge ~ Independent Women’s Voice
(Washington, D.C.) — Jason Conger, Senate GOP candidate in Oregon, has signed Independent Women’s Voice’s ObamaCare Repeal Pledge.
“Mr. Conger’s decision to take The Repeal Pledge shows voters that, when it comes to health care, he gets it – he understands that ObamaCare is a government infringement on our constitutional liberties, and he knows that it will lead to bigger government and less freedom, will place government bureaucrats between doctors and their patients, and will limit patients’ choice and control,” said Heather Higgins, President & CEO of Independent Women’s Voice.
“While the President promised that if Americans liked their plan they could keep it, every day we see how ObamaCare is hurting Americans,” added Hadley Heath, health care policy analyst at Independent Women’s Voice. “And it will only get worse.”
The Repeal Pledge advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted in early 2010. The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won’t actually take action.
Signers of the Repeal Pledge believe that this law cannot be “fixed” and that stopping its implementation and ultimately repealing it are necessary first steps to ensure that citizens and their doctors, not government bureaucrats, have choice and control over their health care, and that medical care in our country becomes more affordable and available.
For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit TheRepealPledge.com.
2. Why is Monica Wehby’s campaign being called a “bit of a national joke”? ~ Jason Conger for U.S. Senate
Super PAC funded by her boyfriend and an amateur sex hypnotherapist make Monica Wehby “a bit of a national joke”
Punchlines predictably ensue when two millionaires try to buy a U.S. Senate seat for one of the millionaire’s girlfriends by funding a smear campaign of her opponent (Jason Conger) who’s leading in polls. Especially when the other millionaire is amateur sex hypnotist/psychotherapist Loren Parks who lives in Las Vegas.
Skirting campaign finance laws is serious business. It appears that is what happened when Andrew Miller, who is in a romantic relationship with Monica Wehby, helped fund a Super PAC committed exclusively to attack Jason Conger, Wehby’s primary opponent. But so far the media seems more intrigued by the creepy shenanigans of Oregon’s very own Millionaires Club. In fact, Andrew Miller and Loren Parks have turned Monica Wehby’s campaign into “a bit of a national joke” according to one blog. Check out some of the other news coverage below:
This is exactly what is wrong with politics in DC – although even DC political operatives would probably be embarrassed to try something like this. A U.S. Senate seat is not some trinket you can buy for your girlfriend. We need honest, conservative, and real representation in the U.S. Senate.
Vote Jason Conger for U.S. Senate … because electing Oregon’s next Senator is no laughing matter.
3. Rep. Jason Conger releases statement on Super PAC’s ~ Jason Conger for U.S. Senate
DC Super PAC, Newrepublican.org, announced they will be buying ads for Monica Wehby in Oregon. Rep. Jason Conger released the following statement in response:
“I think people should be asking themselves, ‘Why are Super PAC’s outside of Oregon trying so hard to buy this GOP primary?’ Last week Las Vegas sex hypnotist Loren Parks joined forces with Wehby’s boyfriend Andrew Miller to fund a smear campaign against me. Now, this pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage DC Super PAC is attempting to prop up Monica’s sinking poll numbers. Despite the out-of-state money and false attack ads, Monica is still behind in every poll that has been released so far. Oregon Republicans want a real conservative, not another rubber stamp for the DC establishment.”
4. Cover Oregon Update ~ Jason Conger for U.S. Senate
The Washington Post reported yesterday that the Obama administration will be taking over Oregon’s failed health exchange, Cover Oregon. Rep. Jason Conger has been calling for the shutdown of Cover Oregon for months and has been a consistent critic of the exchange on the Oregon State House Health Care Committee. Rep. Jason Conger released the following statement following the Washington Post story:
“I am glad to hear that we are finally shutting down Cover Oregon. Cover Oregon has been a complete disaster and has been mismanaged in its implementation from the very beginning. I am disappointed, however, that Oregonians are simply being moved from one failed exchange to another. I’m sorry to say that my primary opponent Monica Wehby has favored moving Oregonians’s into the federal Obamacare healthcare exchange, but I believe that Oregonians deserve better. We should shut down all exchanges and pursue a private-sector solution. I advocated for this months ago in a letter to Governor Kitzhaber. I received no response and we are left with the dubious comfort of President Obama’s healthcare exchange.”