BEND, OR -- It was one of the final stops on her "Countdown to Victory" tour, and her last chance to engage Central Oregon voters: Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby visited Bend Sunday evening.
Jim Fleming, with Vietnam Veterans of America, was one of about 20 supporters at the Bend event. He says he's voting for change. "I think she's going to do a good job, especially against Merkley, who has not done a good job. He's - like she said - 98% voting with Obama and Harry Reid, and I don't want that." Fleming added, "I didn't fight for this country for that."
Wehby's opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley, was also in Central Oregon as part of his "Jobs and Opportunity" tour. Polls taken over the past couple of weeks show Merkley with a 12-21 point lead.