Elizabeth Warren Will Campaign For Jeff Merkley In Oregon


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will pay a visit to Oregon to campaign for Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) next month, the Merkley reelection campaign announced Tuesday.

The progressive firebrand is scheduled to host a fundraiser for her Oregon colleague on May 28 at the Hilton hotel in downtown Portland. Warren is well-liked by the base and has been a highly effective fundraiser for Democrats.

“I’m proud to have Elizabeth’s support and glad Oregonians are going to have a chance to see up close how terrific she is,” Merkley said in a statement. “She is a champion for working people across this nation and a close ally of mine on so many issues, from the battle to reform Wall Street to our fight to bring down the cost of college loans. It’s a privilege seeing her in action in the Senate and I’m glad to have her join me here in Oregon.”


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