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 MerkleyClinton VP pick could face liberal ire NBA pulls All-Star Game from NC over bathroom law Liberals press Clinton not to pick Kaine for VP 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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