Losers Join Wehby, Richardson Staffs

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‘I want a clean cup,’ interrupted the Hatter: ‘let’s all move one place on.’

Hey, said the two key Republican players running for state-wide office in Oregon, let’s change our campaign leadership and add some proven losers to our teams! So that’s exactly what they did. Wehby’s campaign manager, who has watched her systematically drive her U.S. Senate race into the ground, is moving over to gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson’s campaign.

Turns out the replacement to head Wehby’s race is a gent from Iowa whose candidate finished fourth of five in a U.S. Senate primary this year. And joining Richardson’s staff as field director is another loser, young Jason Conger, son of the State Rep Wehby beat in the Oregon primary. He ran his dad’s futile effort. GOP state-wide candidates seems to have trouble attracting serious talent to help them win, as illustrated by their dismal record.

Meanwhile, incumbent Senator Jeff Merkley is being intensely critical of Wehby’s proposed tax plan. It makes Mitt Romney’s tax idea look like a piker. Wehby wants to reduce taxes on the highest earners down to a maximum of 25 percent. Romney, who supports Wehby in her struggling race, would’ve lowered it to 28%. Merkley’s tax experts pretty much eviscerate Wehby’s little dream.