A recent poll found that her opponent, state lawmaker Jason Conger actually would have a better showing in a contest against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley than Wehby.
Wehby talked with Lars Larson about it.
"I tell you it couldn't be more ridiculous. I'm a first time candidate. I've never been invovled in poltiics before. This is my first run for public office. I'm not a hand picked candidate. It's quite humorous. I decided to run for office because I was concerned for the opportuntiies for my chidlren and the direction of the country."
The article was written by Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard. He believes the Republican estalbishment is pushing for the more liberal candidate, in this case, Wehby, to win in the general election.