Blumenauer declines Senate bid; Dems seek to rally on Oregon trail

Blake, Aaron
May 2007
Hill;5/17/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 59, p14
The article focuses on the announcement of U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer that he will not run for Senate in 2008. He is the latest major potential candidate to refuse the challenge Sen. Gordon Smith, leaving a void in one of Democrats' top targeted states. Local activist and consultant Steve Novick is considered to be the only substantial Democratic candidate. Blumenauer confessed that the decision was difficult since he could not devote the time needed to run for Senate.


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