Jeff Merkley, a two-term senator from Oregon, has opted out of running for the 2020 presidential nomination, forgoing what would have been a long-shot bid against some of the most famous names in Democratic politics. He said he would instead pursue re-election to the Senate.
In a video announcing his decision Tuesday, Mr. Merkley highlighted “three great crises” facing America that amount to a “battle for the soul of our nation,” focusing on threats to economic equality, the climate and the democratic system.
“I’m going to work to fix our broken and dysfunctional Senate so it isn’t just a graveyard for good ideas,” Mr. Merkley said. “To fix America we must fix the Senate.”
His decision leaves the Democratic primary field with 14 candidates. John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, joined the race on Monday.
[Who’s in, who’s out and who’s thinking about it. Check out our presidential candidate tracker.]
Long a progressive darling, Mr. Merkley rose to national prominence as the only senator to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. After Mr. Sanders lost, Mr. Merkley saw an opportunity to claim some, if not all, of the Vermont senator’s coveted base of support.
Mr. Merkley, a mild-mannered, 62-year-old lawmaker, saw his profile rise last June, when he tried to enter a federal detention center in Texas that was holding immigrant children. A videotape of officials calling the police in response to his unannounced visit went viral, racking up more than a million views in a day and getting aired on national news. About two weeks later, Mr. Merkley received permission to tour the facility.
He spent the midterm election cycle visiting Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Through his Blue Wave Project political action committee, Mr. Merkley endorsed a series of midterm candidates, including nearly two dozen in key presidential primary states, and hired some staff in early primary states.
The son of a mill worker and a homemaker, Mr. Merkley joined the Senate in 2008 on the wave of President Barack Obama’s White House win. He defeated a Republican incumbent to win the seat once held by Mark O. Hatfield, a moderate Republican for whom Mr. Merkley had worked as an intern.
In the Senate, he’s championed environmental causes, Wall Street reform and same-sex marriage, pushing for passage of the Equality Act, legislation that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
By running for president, Mr. Merkley would have been giving up the opportunity for a third term in the Senate. Late last year, he informally asked Oregon lawmakers to change an existing law prohibiting candidates from being on the ballot for two offices — in his case, the United States Senate and the presidency — in the same year.
His requests were rebuffed: “It doesn’t appear that there is a consensus to make this move at this time and I’m completely fine with that,” he tweeted in early December.B:
老总红字信箱【虾】【米】？【怎】【么】【扯】【到】【自】【己】【身】【上】【来】【了】？【原】【本】【一】【心】【看】【戏】【的】【绯】【虎】【见】【孔】【美】【人】【将】【话】【头】【扯】【到】【了】【自】【己】【身】【上】，【不】【由】【一】【脸】【的】【蒙】【圈】。 Addison【亦】【听】【的】【微】【眯】【了】【下】【眼】【睛】，【视】【线】【很】【快】【和】【蓝】【蜘】、【蛛】【曼】【克】【托】【尔】【一】【同】【落】【到】【了】【绯】【虎】【身】【上】。 【这】【是】【只】【很】【漂】【亮】【的】【大】【绯】【胸】【鹦】【鹉】，【从】【它】【的】【毛】【色】【和】【灵】【动】【眼】【神】【可】【以】【看】【出】【来】【很】【得】【饲】【主】【的】【宠】【爱】。 【只】【是】【一】【只】【鹦】【鹉】，【驯】【养】
“【等】【等】！”【就】【在】【两】【人】【已】【经】【跳】【上】【马】【车】，【杜】【立】【准】【备】【驾】【车】【离】【开】【之】【时】，【陈】【丰】【忽】【然】【开】【口】【了】。 “【怎】【么】【了】？”【杜】【立】【下】【意】【识】【的】【转】【过】【头】，【不】【敢】【看】【陈】【丰】【的】【眼】【睛】，【此】【时】【的】【他】【已】【经】【忘】【记】【了】【陈】【丰】【眼】【睛】【看】【不】【见】【的】【事】【实】。 “【你】【们】【注】【意】【安】【全】。”【终】【究】【陈】【丰】【只】【是】【交】【代】【了】【一】【句】，“【若】【是】【这】【一】【次】【你】【们】【两】【个】【再】【把】【腿】【摔】【断】【了】，【这】【辈】【子】【只】【怕】【都】【要】【在】【轮】【椅】【上】【度】【过】【了】。
【江】【栓】【柱】【一】【番】【解】【释】【打】【消】【了】【杨】【钿】【妹】【的】【大】【部】【分】【质】【疑】，【甚】【至】【还】【开】【始】【反】【思】【自】【己】。 【但】【无】【论】【怎】【么】【想】【都】【不】【觉】【的】【自】【己】【那】【么】【对】【三】【妮】【有】【什】【么】【错】，【哪】【怕】【有】【错】【也】【是】【三】【妮】【的】【错】。 【世】【上】【无】【不】【是】【的】【父】【母】，【三】【妮】【还】【能】【真】【的】【怨】【恨】【她】【这】【个】【亲】【娘】？ 【总】【之】，【只】【要】【不】【是】【妖】【孽】【一】【切】【好】【说】。 【就】【像】【当】【家】【的】【说】【的】【那】【样】，【妖】【孽】【还】【能】【真】【的】【憋】【在】【她】【家】？【那】【刘】【地】【主】【家】【不】【是】【更】
【没】【说】【干】【嘛】【就】【以】【为】【如】【何】？【孙】【铭】【微】【微】【一】【笑】：“【好】！【要】【分】【波】【次】【派】【遣】【前】【往】，【勿】【要】【让】【尔】【等】【有】【互】【相】【通】【报】【的】【机】【会】，【务】【必】【要】【有】【忠】【贞】【之】【士】【佐】【证】。【信】【息】【的】【准】【确】【性】【非】【常】【重】【要】，【千】【万】【不】【要】【上】【演】【宦】【官】**【密】【报】【的】【丑】【闻】，【届】【时】【损】【失】【的】【不】【是】【你】【我】【承】【受】【得】【起】【的】。” 【他】【是】【暗】【指】【袁】【大】【帅】【被】【反】【间】【计】【杀】【死】【么】？【他】【真】【敢】【说】，【不】【知】【道】【此】【事】【早】【已】【经】【成】【为】【禁】【忌】【了】【么】？【没】【有】【人】老总红字信箱【十】【两】【不】【算】【少】，【但】【瘦】【子】【还】【想】【要】【更】【多】。 “【哎】，【曹】【爷】，【您】【再】【看】【看】，【我】【们】【手】【上】【的】【这】【只】【猫】【你】【瞧】【瞧】，【这】【一】【看】【就】【是】【很】【稀】【少】【的】【品】【种】，【肯】【定】【有】【大】【把】【的】【人】【没】【见】【过】，【然】【后】【就】【会】【觉】【得】【稀】【奇】，【花】【大】【价】【钱】【去】【买】，【所】【以】【您】【就】【再】【加】【点】。” “【不】【少】【了】，【一】【只】【猫】【而】【已】，【我】【都】【很】【给】【你】【们】【面】【子】【了】，【十】【两】【都】【都】【一】【般】【的】【人】【家】【过】【一】【年】【了】。” “【哎】，【这】【钱】【不】【能】【这】【样】
【只】【是】【眼】【下】【嘛】，【就】【事】【论】【事】【的】【说】，【想】【要】【达】【到】【先】【天】【的】【话】，【通】【天】【他】【光】【是】【依】【靠】【修】【炼】【踏】【过】《【明】【王】【真】【经】》【的】【初】【级】【门】【槛】，【是】【还】【不】【足】【以】【让】【他】【一】【飞】【冲】【天】【来】！ 【因】【此】，【是】【必】【须】【得】【要】【是】【更】【进】【一】【步】【的】，【最】【起】【码】【也】【得】【是】【要】【初】【步】【掌】【握】【住】【明】【王】【之】【身】【的】【更】【高】【阶】【才】【可】【以】【的】【通】【天】【他】。 【就】【像】【是】【虚】【叶】【他】【一】【样】，【当】【初】【在】【浣】【熊】【市】【的】【地】【下】【蜂】【巢】**【里】【头】，【那】【是】【靠】【着】《【金】【刚】
【叶】【劲】【没】【想】【到】【自】【己】【竟】【然】【能】【在】【这】【里】【看】【到】【叶】【蓁】【蓁】【的】【身】【影】。 【难】【不】【成】【叶】【蓁】【蓁】【在】【这】【附】【近】【上】【班】？ 【叶】【劲】【悄】**【地】【跟】【在】【叶】【蓁】【蓁】【的】【身】【后】，【跟】【着】【她】【进】【了】【医】【院】【的】【大】【门】。 【对】【了】，【他】【想】【起】【来】【了】，【叶】【蓁】【蓁】【大】【学】【念】【的】【就】【是】【医】。 【看】【来】【她】【过】【得】【还】【不】【错】【啊】！ 【叶】【劲】【心】【想】【着】，【那】【如】【毒】【蛇】【一】【般】【阴】【鸷】【的】【目】【光】【一】【直】【紧】【紧】【地】【盯】【着】【叶】【蓁】【蓁】【的】【身】【影】，【生】【怕】【错】【过】【什】