Last minute revelations don’t work in Oregon because we are 100% vote by mail and a majority of the people who were going to vote already had voted. Now I think the odds that Dr Moica Wehby could unseat the incumbent Democratic were slim at best, Oregon is after all a left coast blue state and the Republicans have not won a state wide election for 12 years , she certainly had a better chance than her social conservative opponent. While early voting contributed to her primary win the last minute revelations may have eliminated any possibility of her having a good showing in the general election. Josh Marshall:
With Republicans trying to shake a rep for being indifferent to the needs of women in the workplace, doctors’ offices and elsewhere, an Oregon GOP Senate candidate, pediatric surgeon Monica Wehby, has broken a new glass ceiling with her candidacy. Police reports about harassment, physical assaults and stalking of spouses and significant others have traditionally been the preserve of male candidates. But no more. Last night Wehby clinched the GOP nomination – perhaps with the help of early voting by mail – after having police reports surface of both her ex-husband and more recently her ex-boyfriend accusing her of a mix of harassment, stalking and minor physical assaults.
I described Dr Monica Wehby as a half wingnut in an earlier post, not a good choice of words. She like my friend Doug Mataconis is a Libertarian and I have some Libertarian leanings myself. The recent revelations point to some potential emotional problems. Does this mean I won’t be voting for her in November? Yes! Is it sexist on my part? Possibly – you decide.