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Oregon Primary Results: Monica Wehby Wins GOP Senate Nomination

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Oregon Republicans have selected surgeon Monica Wehby as their U.S. Senate candidate, the Associated Press reports.

[Also see: Dr. Monica Wehby Survives 11th-Hour Democrat Hit, Wins Oregon GOP Senate Primary]

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.

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