Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley is running a great race against incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith, aka the only Republican senator representing a West Coast state. And for voters who aren't convinced on the straight up issues (or, for those who just like to have fun), Merkley has been busting out the celebs lately.

Last weekend, Colin Meloy headlined a show at the Doug Fir for Merkley. And on October 24, Al Gore's coming to Portland to stump for Merkley. Head here to get tickets to the Convention Center event.