"Certainly, anytime the president would like to come to Oregon, I'd love to show him around and talk to the issues we have here," Sen. Jeff Merkley, Oregon Democrat, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "It would be fine for him to come here. But there [are] far closer races in other parts of the country. I want the president to make the best use of his time."
He said Democrats have been focused on a "fair shot" agenda with items like efforts to repatriate overseas jobs and make college affordable that have been blocked by Republicans.