Merkley & Wyden take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research has really taken off -- including among Oregon's elected officials.

Here's Senator Jeff Merkley on Thursday night accepting the challenge from Beaverton's Mayor Denny Doyle -- and passing it along to Senator Ron Wyden and Treasurer Ted Wheeler:

And here's Senator Wyden on Friday night accepting that challenge with three of his kids, and passing it along to the Oregon Duck mascot -- and, well, U of O alums everywhere.

(Update: The Duck has accepted Senator Wyden's Challenge. Check it out.)

Of course, Treasurer Wheeler got into the act as well, challenging Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Congressman Kurt Schrader, and Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish.

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici's video is on Facebook too, in which she challenges Oregonian reporter Jeff Mapes, Laura Terrill Patten of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

Congressman Kurt Schrader dumped a bucket on his head and challenged Congressman Peter DeFazio and Marion County Commissioner Janet Carlson.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer took the challenge -- and passed it on to rocker Storm Large and documentarian Ken Burns.

But wait... there's more:

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick and right-wing radio talker Lars Larson did it together.

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish took the challenge and made a point about our pristine Bull Run water supply.

Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey got cold and wet, too.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury got soaked by her daughter. Awesome!

See one I've missed? Post a link in the comments!

Update: I think Congressman Peter DeFazio might win the prize for most creative way to (almost) dodge getting doused in ice water.


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