U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Conger of Bend wants to get his message out- just not on The Lars Larson Show.
On the daily talk show, Larson has continued to criticize Conger's voting record, and support Conger's main Republican challenger Monica Wehby. Conger says Larson continues to distort his positions and even talk about him when he's not present to defend himself.
"YOU KNOW- I DON'T LISTEN TO LARS ANYMORE- EVER- I NEVER WILL AGAIN- I'LL NEVER GO ON HIS SHOW- THERE'S AN OLD ADAGE- YOU DON'T PICK FIGHTS WITH PEOPLE WHO BUY INK BY THE BARREL- LARS HAS A LOT OF BARRELS."
Conger says he's answered Larson's same questions on-air several times-
"FOR WHATEVER REASON --- IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I SAY AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE TRUTH IS- HE HAS DECIDED THAT HE IS GOING TO USE THAT TO ATTACK ME- AND SO I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO INCENTIVE TO GO ON HIS SHOW AND CORRECT HIM...BECAUSE THE MINUTE I'M OFF THE SHOW HE GOES RIGHT ALONG SAYING WHATEVER HE WANTS TO SAY- I FIND IT *EXTRAORDINARILY* IRRESPONSIBLE- I HOPE MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT TRICKED."
In one example, Conger says he's had voters ask him why he voted for "Obamacare" when he didn't. Conger was a state lawmaker and they didn't vote on the Federal law. Conger says if he *had* been in congress he would have voted "no."