Quite an ad from Gordon Smith:

You'd never know this guy was the Republican candidate as opposed to maybe someone running on a Democrat/Green fusion ticket or something. Bill Burton put out a statement for the Obama campaign saying: "Barack Obama has a long record of bipartisan accomplishment and we appreciate that it is respected by his Democratic and Republican colleagues in the Senate. But in this race, Oregonians should know that Barack Obama supports Jeff Merkley for Senate. Merkley will help Obama bring about the fundamental change we need in Washington."

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