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September 26, 2008

Merkley comes out against bailout plan in ad

It’s not just House Republicans who are speaking out against the proposed Wall Street bailout.

Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley, running for the Senate against Gordon Smith (R-Ore.),.is the first candidate from either party to air a campaign advertisement against the $700 billion rescue package.

“In this economy, who's really on your side? Gordon Smith and Washington -- a decade of no accountability,"  the narrator says in the ad. “Merkley says no bailouts until CEO bonuses are cut and middle-class taxpayers are protected. Finally a senator on your side.”