Wehby addresses stalking accusations, says Dems engaged in 'politics of personal destruction'
May 21st, 2014
08:24 PM ET
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Wehby addresses stalking accusations, says Dems engaged in 'politics of personal destruction'

(CNN) - Monica Wehby, who won this week’s Republican primary for Senate in Oregon, is addressing separate instances of alleged harassment brought to light during her campaign.

A pediatric neurosurgeon, Wehby told conservative radio host Lars Larson that Democrats have turned to "politics of personal destruction" by digging up these accusations.

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"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?"

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Asked by Larson about the two instances - one involving her now ex-husband and another an ex-boyfriend - Wehby described the events as isolated instances, and not an indicator of her character as a candidate.

Her ex-boyfriend accused her last year of entering his home without permission and stalking him.

"I just wanted to clarify things because I needed some closure," Wehby said of the incident, first reported by Politico.

"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, also noting that he has since said he regrets calling the police.

On the one involving her ex-husband, Wehby said she couldn't remember what exactly they were fighting about and chalked up the event to "tense moment" in the midst of 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 said.

In both cases, Wehby said she now has good relationships with both, adding that they contributed to her campaign.

She’ll face Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in November.

Related: Mitt Romney endorses Wehby

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. ChrisM

    Oh No, someone found out she was a not as she presented herself to republicans. No One but a few republicans will vote for her.

    May 21, 2014 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  2. garry borin

    No denial. Just I don't really remember Spousal abuse is not limited to men only being the abusers. Can you imagine what the far right would say about a male candidate with these type of incidents.

    May 21, 2014 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    Well , everybody has personal problems in their relationships, and I wouldn't hold it AGAINEST her. But her backing the republican going NO WHERE AGENDA from 1950, I will hold that AGAINEST her. How can anybody vote for these GOP DO NOTHING MORONS. After the votes are counted in November , the GOP will have a lot of EMPTY SEATS filled by democrates!!!!!

    May 21, 2014 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Pachoney

    You leftist are unreal. All Talk. If you don't agree with you people you are wrong. If you are a socialist at 30, you have a heart. If you are still a socialist at 40 you have no brain.

    May 21, 2014 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  5. Gary

    Another " Sarah Palinish " victim. I see she described the events, never denied them

    May 21, 2014 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  6. Chris-E...al

    Thats just life under dem management ? Anger and blame anger and blame we all suffer from their rosy AMBITIONS OF HOPE AND THEM CONSTANT THAT A BOYS THAT MAKEs us FEEL GOOD AND READY T0 FACE THE WORLD in A positive light on a equal playing field no matter the color thx alot dems and thx again good work thx again ?

    May 21, 2014 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  7. YoonYoungJo

    I have to agree, using this as a means of slander seems a bit low. No democrat has ever done anything dumb when there heart was broken? Not a fan of GOP policies but taking advantage of someone's broken heart is not just somewhat low, but really low and dirty.

    May 21, 2014 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Nut Job !

    A very educated woman , high achiever , controlling , wavers between victim and volunteer .

    syndrome by proxy or a rare form of Michele Bachmann disorder , 24 / 7 medication .

    May 21, 2014 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain - Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    Wehby has been endorsed by nutjob extraordinaire, Dr. Ben Carson.

    Birds of a feather ...

    May 22, 2014 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  10. ThinkAgain - Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    Lars Larson is a Limbaugh-wannabe, right-wing hack. On the one hand, he thinks it's OK for an employer to deny women healthcare coverage based on the corporate owners "religious beliefs" (Hobby Lobby) and on the other hand thinks being fired for saying inflammatory things while representing your employer is unfair and yet another example of lame-stream media control by Liberal overloads (HGTV).

    Larson is just another corporate shill doing his bit to convince the gop/tea bag base to vote against their own self-interest AGAIN. Wehby and her nutty ideas and unstable character are right up his alley.

    May 22, 2014 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  11. Marie MD

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle. Has she heard the screecher from AK who , if my memory serves me, started the name calling and innuendos while the old man from AZ stood by because he wanted so badly to be president (and failed so miserably)?
    So your exes are lying about you? Why would they. It sounds as if this woman has a real "problem". What is she going to do when she loses, I hope, to Merkley? He better watch his back.

    May 22, 2014 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  12. Gurgyl

    -look, these republicans are total distruction of this nation. Drive these thugs out. They talk no sense at all. Wars are their only agenda and Haliburton type looting their goal. Period. Vote direct democratic ticket. Unfortunately none, neither Birth certificate, nor ACA Law, nor Benghazi, nor VA stuff is workable to their credit. Yes, Hillary16. Period.

    May 22, 2014 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  13. supreme ideology

    A woman with limited control of her emotions, and physical actions, really, these people vote for anybody, SMH. A loud mouth, emotionally challenged, juvenile, we dont need a Jr.high, cheerleader wanna be holding public office.

    May 22, 2014 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  14. supreme ideology

    So, what do we know about her that isn't just talk, she has no respect for others rights, she has no resoect for others privacy, she has no respect for the law, but I'm sure all that will change once she's elected ,please!

    May 22, 2014 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  15. supreme ideology

    Ever the Republican, she has accused the Democrats of dragging her family through this, really, they dragged them into this? She is using her own kids in a poor attempt to become the victim, she breaks into his house, and you can only imagine her state of mind at that moment, he was probably in fear of his life, and you seriously don't have a problem voting for this woman, that speaks volumes. I can only imagine the over the top outrage if she were a Democrat.

    May 22, 2014 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  16. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    "How can they sleep at night doing this? Do they not realize what this does to kids?"
    The same way republicans sleep at night after 6 years of Obama family bashing. Toughen up chump.

    May 22, 2014 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  17. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Wow. She does realize she's in Politics right? It gets very dirty in the gutter lady. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Any and everything in your past is fair game. But what would one expect from one of the entitled ones?

    May 22, 2014 08:00 am at 8:00 am |