Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Backs Gay Marriage In New Ad

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Oregon candidate for Senate Dr. Monica Wehby (R) announced her support for same-sex marriage in a new ad released Tuesday.

The ad is meant to rebuff attacks by her opponent, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) that she’s an ultra conservative Republican.

In the new ad, Ben West, who was a plaintiff in the lawsuit that helped strike down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in 2014, describes how marrying his now husband was “the happiest day of my life” and that Wehby has “the courage to do what’s right.”

West is a Republican and his husband Paul Rummell is a Democrat, according to Politico, which first reported the ad. Watch the ad below:

The TPM Polltracker average gives Merkely a 19 point advantage over Wehby.

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