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Oregon Paper Calls Senate Race For Dem Jeff Merkley

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Oregon, Senate

Well, this is certainly a surprise and it means that the Dems are one seat closer to getting to that 60 seat supermajority. Personally, I hope they don’t get any more seats and are forced to work across the aisle for moderate Republicans, but with a recount about to happen in Minnesota, a run off […]

November 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Oregon Republican Backs Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, McCain, Oregon, Republicans

First Gordon Smith runs ads making it seem like him and Obama are two sides of a bi-partisan coin, and now another Oregon conservative is jumping ship. From The Scorecard: [Joel] Haugen, a businessman and Army veteran, is running an uphill campaign in a district Wu has held onto against good Republican challengers. So instead […]

August 5th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Oregon GOP Senator Uses Obama For Bi-Partisan TV Ad

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Oregon, Republicans, Video

As you may remember, state GOP interests were running anti-Obama ads in the South, but they didn’t work. Maybe that’s why Republican Gordon Smith is using the exact opposite tactic in his re-election bid. The Obama campaign had this to say (via TPM): “Barack Obama has a long record of bipartisan accomplishment and we appreciate […]

June 24th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama Wins By 18% In Oregon

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Oregon

I know, this is fairly old news at this point, but I never did update Oregon’s numbers last night because only half the vote was counted by the time I went to bed. In fact, there’s still 96% reporting, but it’s a good bet these #s will remain steady. Vote Percentage Obama – 59% Clinton […]

May 21st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama Wins Oregon

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Oregon

The nets just called it. We’ll have more numbers soon. Tweet

May 20th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

MSNBC’s Live Oregon/Kentucky Coverage

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Kentucky, Oregon, Video

Because I won’t be able to do nearly as good as job as them. Tweet

May 20th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Tonight: Oregon & Kentucky

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Kentucky, Oregon

I’ll be covering this tonight, but I can give you a good preview of the results… Clinton will win big in Kentucky, possibly by 30 to 35 points. Obama will win big in Oregon, possibly by 10 to 15 points. So that’s the common wisdom right now. Will the voters surprise us? Tune in tonight! […]

May 20th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama Won’t Declare Victory On Tuesday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Kentucky, Oregon, Super Delegates!!!

A smart move on the Illinois senator’s part. From Politico: At the heart of the bid to steer reporters from the he-will-declare-victory narrative is a recognition that Clinton, who trails by a historically small margin, claims millions of supporters who don’t want her unceremoniously pushed out of the race. And the Democratic party views its […]

May 19th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

75,000+ Attend Obama Rally In Portland

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Oregon

He can definitely put butts in seats… Per the Obama campaign, 75,000 people (60,000 in the gates and 15,000 outside of them) turned out in Portland to hear Obama speak there this afternoon — making it the largest Obama crowd to date. Duane Bray, the battalion chief with Portland Fire and Rescue, validated that crowd […]

May 18th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama Picks Up Superdelegate, +2 For The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Oregon, Super Delegates!!!

No sooner do I write the post about Hillary below then I see another pickup for Obama. I mentioned in the previous post that somebody defected to him today, and he added Rep. Peter DeFazio from Oregon, which is an important pickup before that state’s primary… DeFazio told the Oregonian Thursday evening that Obama, who […]

May 9th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »