PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley says he will make an announcement about a potential presidential run in the first few months of this year.
The senator was asked about the possibility of running in 2020 in Portland Wednesday.
“There's a lot of work to be done to put America back on track, and I'm just weighing whether I can do more effectively on the path of full immersion and the powers you have as a senator or joining the conversation of the 2020 primaries, so stay tuned,” Merkley said.
Merkley will be in western Oregon Thursday for town hall meetings with constituents.
He will start in Springfield with a stop at Hamlin Middle School at 10:30 a.m., before heading to Philomath High School at 2:30 p.m.
He will wrap up the evening with a town hall meeting at Timber Ridge School in Albany at 5:30 p.m.
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