Sen. Smith Responds with TV Ad before Democratic Primary

Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith (R) is attacking his Democratic opponents ahead of their May 20 primary, releasing a TV ad of his own after a Democratic opponent attacked him in an ad yesterday.

Smith's ad, which will began airing statewide in Oregon today, calls out Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyOvernight Finance: Fed steady on rates; Dems rally behind retirement rule Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico pressure builds; Big tariff vote Wednesday Senate votes to increase wind energy funding MORE for contradicting himself on a fundraising stance and Steve Novick for championing taxes. See the ad below:

Yesterday, Merkley released an ad attacking Smith. The ad said he and Smith come from "two very different places," as Merkley's father was a logger and mill worker. According to the bio page on Smith's Senate website, Smith's family owned a vegetable processing business, which Smith ran before taking office. See Merkley's ad below:

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