Oregon Republicans have selected surgeon Monica Wehby as their U.S. Senate candidate, the Associated Press reports.
Wehby defeated state Sen. Jason Conger in Tuesday’s primary. She is set to challenge progressive Sen. Jeff Merkley in the general election.
AP reported earlier Tuesday on the race:
Pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby and state Rep. Jason Conger lead a five-person contest for the Republican Senate nomination in Oregon. Some of Wehby’s TV ads drew high praise, but the single mother of four faced reports that a wealthy ex-boyfriend called police last year and accused her of stalking him. The man now says he regrets making the call, and he is backing Wehby’s campaign.