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.

“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.

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