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Oregon Primary: Voters Making Picks In Senate, Gubernatorial Races

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In this March 19, 2014 photo, Oregon Republican Senate candidate, Monica Wehby speaks at a candidate forum in Lake Oswego, Ore. Republicans are making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in Oregon, a reliably Democratic state that hasn't elected a Republican to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans think they've found the right candidate in Wehby, a children's brain surgeon who's raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to the president's health law at the center o | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Oregon Republicans will select a candidate to challenge first-term Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in a Tuesday primary election.

Oregon is one of six states with primary elections on May 20.

For more information on primaries around the nation, read this piece from HuffPost's Amanda Terkel and Samantha Lachman.

The AP reports on the Senate race in Oregon:

Pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby and state Rep. Jason Conger lead a five-person contest for the Republican Senate nomination in Oregon. Some of Wehby's TV ads drew high praise, but the single mother of four faced reports that a wealthy ex-boyfriend called police last year and accused her of stalking him. The man now says he regrets making the call, and he is backing Wehby's campaign.

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