Senator Smith was a Ranger, indicating a donation of $200,000 dollars to the George Duhhbya Bu$h campaign. He was also involved in the Abramoff scandle and the "Healthy Forests Iniative", among other things. Ranger Smith collected a cool million $ when Bu$h came to Oregon to show us how to clear the kindling out of our forests.
Most of the Senate seats we flipped two years ago, and most we can flip this year, were and are of the red to purple variety. Electing true blue Democrats just isn't easy. But we can do it, in Oregon. The most recent polls show Jeff Merkley pulling ahead.
How great is Jeff Merkley?
Jeff Merkley opposed the boondoggle Wall Street Bailout.
As did Barack Obama, Jeff Merkley opposed the Iraq War before it started. He was also the first U.S. Senate candidate to sign on to "A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq”.
Jeff Merkley believes we must provide universal health care.
Jeff Merkley wants to fully fund Head Start and public schools, and overhaul No Child Left Behind.
Jeff Merkley supports a comprehensive plan to honor and serve our veterans.
Jeff Merkley believes in free trade, but also believes we must reform trade agreements to add labor and environmental standards, stop offshore tax shelters, and prevent fast track.