Jeff Merkley will work tirelessly to get the people of Oregon a government that works for them. Gordon Smith would simply continue to be an establishment puppet. Behind his hollow, "bipartisan" rhetoric lies the worst kind of politician, a man who will stab his constituents in the back with a smile on his face.
Despite Smith's efforts to muddy the waters, the choice for Oregonians could not be clearer. Merkley is a relentless advocate for working people while smith is a corporate stooge disguising as a thoughtful "moderate."
Electing Jeff Merkley will strengthen our majority and add some much needed backbone to the Democratic caucus. This is not just an endorsement, it's a call to action. As we've seen in recent years, the netroots can give a significant boost to Democratic Senate candidates. We have every reason to apply that focus to this contest.
From the EENR blog endorsement diary by Michael Conrad