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High-Profile Politicians Rally Oregonians For Merkley, Wehby Senate Race


A number of high-profile politicians are making their way to Oregon this month in support of senate candidates, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican challenger Monica Wehby.

The Register-Guard reports that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made an appearance at the University of Oregon Monday to endorse Merkley. U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio was also in attendance.

Warren, a former Harvard law professor, was elected to the Senate in 2012 and is known for her more liberal leanings. She and Merkley share similar views on reducing student debt, which was emphasized during Monday’s event. Former OPB intern Dahlia Bazzaz live-tweeted for the UO student newspaper, the Daily Emerald.

Warren wasn’t the only national politician to visit Oregon for the senate race, however.

As OPB’s Chris Lehman reported, Sen. John McCain was in Salem for the Wehby campaign Oct. 2, attending  a fundraiser and a rally.

On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Portland in support of Merkley. Biden will then head north to Seattle to promote Sen. Maria Cantwell’s campaign on Thursday.

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