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General Information

Election Timeline


  • March 9, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • May 18, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Oregon is the 14th least conservative state, voting 9.08% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Oregon is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Oregon ranks 37th among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden seeks a 4th in 2010.  He faced only minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • James Huffman, II  
  • Thomas Stutzman
  • Gary Shane Dinkel
  • Loren Later
  • Robin Parker
  • Keith Waldron
  • Walter Woodland
  • DEM Candidates

  • Ron Wyden - Incumbent  
  • Pavel Goberman
  • Loren Hooker
  • Party nominee -

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    Governor's Race
    OPEN SEAT:  Two-term Democratic incumbent Ted Kulongoski is term-limited in 2010.

    GOP Candidates

  • Chris Dudley  
  • John Lim - Former Oregon State Senator
  • Allen Alley
  • Clark Colvin
  • William Curtright
  • Bob Forthan
  • Darren Karr
  • William Sizemore
  • Rex Watkins
  • DEM Candidates

  • John Kitzhaber - Former Governor of Oregon  
  • Bill Bradbury - Former Oregon Secretary of State
  • Roger Obrist
  • Party nominee -

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    Competitive House Races

    District 5 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader seeks re-election for the first time in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Lorentz "Scott" Bruun  
  • Fred Thompson
  • DEM Candidates

  • Kurt Schrader - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  David Wu (D)-inc vs. Rob Cornilles (R) - possibly competitive
  • District 2:  Greg Walden (R)-inc vs. Joyce Segers (D)
  • District 3:  Earl Blumenauer (D)-inc vs. Delia Lopez (R)
  • District 4:  Pete DeFazio (D)-inc vs. Art Robinson (R)
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    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 DEM
      Representatives 1 GOP, 4 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 12 GOP, 18 DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 24 GOP, 36 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Ted Kulongoski (D) - 2nd term, term-limited in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  Ron Wyden (D) - 3rd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  Jeff Merkley (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • House District 1:  David Wu (D) - 6th term
  • House District 2:  Greg Walden (R) - 6th term
  • House District 3:  Earl Blumenauer (D) - 8th term
  • House District 4:  Pete DeFazio (D) - 12th term
  • House District 5:  Kurt Schrader (D) - 1st term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Weak D -- Weak D -- Solid D

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Solid R -- -- Weak D
    Class 3 -- -- Solid D -- --

    Governor -- Weak D -- Mod D --

    House 1 GOP
    4 DEM
    1 GOP
    4 DEM
    1 GOP
    4 DEM
    1 GOP
    4 DEM
    1 GOP
    4 DEM
    CD-1 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-2 Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-3 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-4 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-5 Strong D Strong D Mod D Strong D Solid D

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Oregon Race Tracking
    Senate
    Ron Wyden - inc
    vs
    Jim Huffman
    Projected Winner
    Governor (open)
    John Kitzhaber
    vs
    Chris Dudley
    Projected Winner
    House District 5
    Kurt Schrader - inc
    vs
    Scott Bruun
    Projected Winner
    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political


    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics


    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report


    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas


    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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