Friday, November 28th, 2014

Jeff Merkley's file

Merkley

Democrat from Oregon

Jeff Merkley is a Democratic senator from Oregon. He was elected in 2008. Merkley won his first campaign for the Oregon Legislature as a representative in 1998. He was elected Democratic leader in 2003 and speaker of the House in 2007. He studied international relations at Stanford University and earned a graduate degree in public policy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Merkley's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Merkley's statements for that ruling.

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Jeff Merkley's website

Recent statements involving Jeff Merkley

Half-True

Splitting the difference on Social Security

False

He voted six times, all right

False

'Vocal support' doesn't equate to cosponsorship

Half-True

Number's about right, but the proof is a little shy

Recent stories featuring Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley's Social Security claim elicits blasts from both sides: PolitiFact Oregon

PolitiFact Oregon checked a claim by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., that "Social Security doesn't contribute one cent to the deficit." The minute the story went up, those on both sides of the argument started howling.

Campaign cash in Oregon: Will GOP candidates outspend Democrats?

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told a Labor Day crowd that "every" Democratic candidate will be outspend this election by Republican counterparts. Is he right? PolitiFact Oregon took a look.