The first local and statewide elections results
are in for the Oregon primary.
Here are the highlights:
In the Democratic gubernatorial primary
, ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber
crushing former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury.
The race is much closer in the Republican gubernatorial primary.
And very early returns have ex-Trail Blazer Chris Dudley leading Allen Alley 41 36
percent to 31 34
percent (sorta like an NBA game with the lead changes) , with The Oregonian and OPB calling it for Dudley, whose primary ads already started to focus on Kitzhaber for calling Oregon "ungovernable." have Allen Alley leading Ex-Trail Blazer Chris Dudley 38 percent to 31 percent
. Unsurprisingly, initative-ista Bill Sizemore
and former state Sen. John Lim
are far behind.
Locally, city Commissioner Dan Saltzman
,who had a tumultuous week
in the run-up to his re-election bid, had about 55 percent of the vote in the first returns. He needs to get more than half the votes in the nine-candidate field if he hopes to avoid a November runoff with the second-place finisher. Initial returns had Mary Volm
in second with about 13 percent. Publicly financed candidate Jesse Cornett is a disappointing third
fourth with less than 7 percent of the vote.
"I'm thrilled," Saltzman said.
Less thrilled were the folks at the Cornett party:
In the free-for-all that is the eight-way race for the Multnomah County Commission
seat representing north and northeast Portland, Karol Collymore
and Loretta Smith
are the early leaders, with about 33 percent and 18 percent respectively. The top two finishers advance to the general election in November.
Keep checking here for general election updates. We'll also have updates throughout the night in separate posts from some of the best election parties.