Wehby reports raising near $1 million in Q2

Dr Monica Wehby_thb

$954,546 Raised in Second Quarter Brings Total Raised Over $2 Million

Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate

Portland – Today, the Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate campaign reported raising nearly $1 million in the second quarter, bringing the campaign’s total contributions raised to over $2 million through June of this year.

After an impressive victory in Oregon’s Republican primary (earning over a 50% share of the vote) the campaign’s latest haul helps bolster its cash on hand to roughly $650,000. Adding to this feat, 99% of all contributions to Dr. Wehby’s campaign have come from individual donors. This successful fundraising quarter confirms Dr. Wehby as a serious contender to unseat vulnerable freshman senator, Jeff Merkley.

“Dr. Wehby’s latest report shows a campaign well positioned to upend Jeff Merkley and his far-left agenda this fall,” said Wehby spokesman, Dean Petrone. “The strong quarter indicates both Oregonians and those watching at a national level, believe Monica is primed to unseat a weak freshman Senator, lacking any personal legislative accomplishments in his first term. The Merkley campaign’s exorbitant spending this quarter (despite not having a legitimate primary opponent) shows there is real concern among his top aides.”

Despite not having a legitimate primary opponent, the Merkley campaign spent near $2 Million during Q2 – perhaps hinting at their uneasiness running a career politician against a successful pediatric neurosurgeon, and mother of four. According to national polls, the $2 Million in spending has done little to move the needle in Merkley’s favor, signaling an electorate ready to replace the longtime politician.

Dr. Monica Wehby is currently the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Monica has nearly 30 years of experience formulating medical policy and is a mother of four.

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  • guest

    Meanwhile, Merkley’s Stock seem well assured, banker-ed by organized and well endowed PERSonalities.

  • bob Clark

    It’s kind of very telling how these two candidates differ rather sharply. Concerning Corporate Inversions (companies relocating corporate headquarters overseas for lower tax rates than those of the U.S). Wheby seeks to lower the U.S rate so as to retain U.S businesses in the U.S. In contrast, Merkley uses the dismal tools of the defunct Soviet system; whereby he seeks to build a legal wall to keep folks from fleeing.

    The choice is obvious. Competitiveness over ineffective government force. But Wehby is up against a wily weasel, and so Merkley still has the odds. Wehby also needs to polish her presentation.

    Talking of political speaking capabilities:
    Marco Rubio is an impressive public speaker. He may be in the dog house for his immigration stand, but I think he might do well in a presidential 2016 bid.

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