Muckraker: Grist on Politics

The League of Conservation Voters is running this ad in Oregon promoting both Barack Obama and Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Merkley, whom the group has also endorsed.

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“How far would a rock star get without a band?” the ad asks. “Barack Obama will create new jobs and fight global warming, but he’ll need some help from senators like Jeff Merkley.”

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Merkley is expected to get another enviro boost on Friday when Al Gore stops by Portland for a fundraising reception in support of his campaign.