Jeff Merkley's file


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.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True4 (%)(4)
  • Mostly True6 (%)(6)
  • Half True3 (%)(3)
  • Mostly False0(0)
  • False1 (%)(1)
  • Pants on Fire0(0)

Jeff Merkley's website

Recent statements involving Jeff Merkley

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.