Jeff Mapes writes in The Oregonian:
U.S. Senate candidate David Brownlow doesn’t have any TV advertising, didn’t participate in the debates and isn’t accepting campaign donations.
But polls show the Constitution Party candidate picking up as much as 8 percent of the vote, and he could end up playing a crucial role in determining whether Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., or Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley wins Oregon’s red-hot Senate race.
Mapes analyzes the race in detail and concludes:
Despite his low public visibility, Brownlow said he’s getting more media requests for interviews and attracting heavy traffic on his Web site. He said his voters’ pamphlet statement—written before the meltdown on Wall Street—will resonate with many voters because he alone among the candidates talks about the “insanity of our failed monetary policy.”