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Jeff Merkley Touts Efforts to Stop Outsourcing in New Ad

Jeff Merkley is seeking re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call))

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., is going up with a new ad Tuesday focusing on his efforts to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs.  

Merkley speaks directly to the camera in the positive spot, provided first to CQ Roll Call, describing his father working at a mill when he was growing up.  

"As men and women clock in across the state, thousands of hands are building a stronger Oregon. But there are still special interests that want to give tax breaks to corporations that ship our jobs overseas," Merkley says. "So I wrote a bill to make China play fair on trade, and I fought to end deals that outsource our jobs," he said.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tdo9XttpVc&feature=youtu.be  

The ad begins running in the Eugene market on Tuesday. The buy is "substantial," according to the campaign, which declined to further characterize the amount of money behind the ad.  

The first-term Senator faces Republican Monica Wehby in his re-election.  

The race is rated Democrat Favored by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.  

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