05/20/2014 11:49 pm ET

Oregon Primary Results: Monica Wehby Wins GOP Senate Nomination


Oregon Republicans have selected surgeon Monica Wehby as their U.S. Senate candidate, the Associated Press reports.

Wehby defeated state Sen. Jason Conger in Tuesday's primary. She is set to challenge progressive Sen. Jeff Merkley in the general election.

The Associated Press reported earlier Tuesday on the race:

Tuesday's top elections are the Republican primaries to pick U.S. Senate nominees in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon. Oregon Republicans select a challenger to first-term Sen. Jeff Merkley, who only recently emerged as a GOP target. Georgia is a crowded race, and a July runoff is likely. The biggest noise, although probably not the biggest suspense, will come in Kentucky.


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.

Click here to read more on Wehby's campaign from The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel.



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