With Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell not up for reelection in 2014, Washingtonians might be interested in the Oregon senate race. And I suspect Blue Oregon will be a great source of information (It certainly couldn’t be worse than the Oregonian).
For a while there, we wondered if Karl Rove’s efforts to “make Oregon next” were falling short in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.
But in the space of just a few days this week, we’ve gone from wondering if anybody was really serious about running – to a possible three-way Republican primary.
Kari at Blue Oregon is happy with a primary. I’m always skeptical about that, and think it’s free publicity for the side that’s having a primary. But Jeff Merkley is a pretty strong candidate, and I think he’ll be able to survive, especially if the GOP go into full meltdown mode.