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Wehby Dismisses Copying Allegations

<p><span class="mceContentBody ">Senate Republican challenger Monica Wehby&nbsp;</span></p>

Senate Republican challenger Monica Wehby 

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby told OPB Thursday that questions over the origin of materials used for her campaign have been answered.

Last month, the neurosurgeon took down part of her website after allegations that large sections had been copied from the writings of Karl Rove and other Republicans.

A statement from the campaign said the pages had been authored by staff no longer employed.

But new parts of Wehby's website, covering her health care plans, also appear to have been copied, this time from her primary opponent - Jason Conger.

Speaking on OPB's Think Out Loud, Wehby said the issue has already been dealt with.

"Those of us who discuss health care policy have been talking about the same thing for five years, ways to correct the health care," she said. "And so the ways that we agree on are things that are in my plan."

The Merkley campaign issued a statement saying Wehby "can't escape from the deepening plagiarism scandal" that has consumed her campaign.

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