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Oregon's Wehby: Democrats Sunk to Politics of Personal Destruction

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:47 PM

Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby lashed out Wednesday at Democrats who'd sunk to "politics of personal destruction" for dredging up two harassment allegations against her.

The candidate, fresh off a GOP primary victory Tuesday night for the right to face Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in November, spoke with conservative radio host Lars Larson about the charges involving an ex-boyfriend, and her ex-husband.

"For the Democrats to be willing to try to shred my family and drag my kids and my friends through this again, you know, just for their own political gain," she said. "How can they sleep at night doing this? Do they not realize what this does to kids?"

Divorced mother-of-four Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, told the radio host each of the incidents were isolated — and atypical.

In one instance last year,  ex-boyfriend, timber company owner Andrew Miller, accused her of entering his home without permission and stalking him, Politico reported.

"I just wanted to clarify things because I needed some closure," Wehby told Larson.

"People understand that when your heart's broken, sometimes we say and do things that we don't mean, but I have to say Lars, on that police report, the one thing that I found the most hurtful was that Andrew had described me as medium build," she joked.

Miller told Politico he regretted the incident. "There was a week there or so when we were breaking up that people can be emotional. And me included," he said. "If I think back to that period of time, I regret saying those things in that light.

"There’s a lot of things that I like about Monica and respect about her," Miller added. "I never sought [a protective order]… We’re friends."

On the incident involving her ex-husband, Jim Grant, Wehby said she couldn't remember what they were fighting about, saying just that it was a "tense moment" during a custody battle for their children.

"To be honest with you, I can't remember the details, but I do remember that I had a post-it note in my hand and I was talking on the phone and he came up towards me and I kind of swatted it away like you were swatting a fly away," she told the host.

She said she has a good relationship with both men — and that both had even contributed to her campaign.

Wehby won Tuesday's GOP primary in Oregon getting just over half the vote against tea party candidate Jason Conger and three other candidates.

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