Republican Dennis Richardson, who ran an unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign against Kitzhaber in 2014, has run a strong race for the secretary of state job against Oregon's labor commissioner, Brad Avakian.
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The people of OR have elected the nation's first openly bisexual governor. Pierce followed Brown's disclosure that she was a victim of domestic violence by saying that women with high levels of education and "training" are not "susceptible" to domestic violence attacks.
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It marks a new first - the first time a USA state has democratically elected an out politician as Governor.
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Brown, buoyed by a wave of new voters and a solid edge in Democratic voter registration, jumped to a almost double-digit lead over Pierce, a Salem cancer doctor making his first bid for elective office.
The AP reported Richardson was holding a slim lead over Labor Commissioner Avakian but there were still many votes to be counted, including from Multnomah County.
She stepped in as governor of OR in February 2012 after former Governor John Kitzhaber resigned over an influence-peddling scandal. Each candidate accused the other of hitting below the belt. Rosenblum faces Republican Daniel Zene Crowe in the Tuesday election. Richardson retorted that Avakian has a history of not paying his bills. Ron Wyden and fellow Democratic U.S. Reps.
Richardson and Avakian are veteran politicians.
The treasurer's race featured three candidates: Democratic state Rep. Tobias Read, Republican and Lake Oswego City Councilman Jeff Gudman, and the Independent Party's Chris Telfer, a certified public accountant and former Republican state lawmaker. "I will fight to make sure that our schools open the doors of opportunity for all of our students, I will fight to make sure our economy grows in every single corner of the state, and I will fight to preserve beauty and bounty of OR for generations to come". Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici were all facing opponents who were not seen as serious threats. Oregon's sole Republican in Congress, Greg Walden, beat Democratic challenger Jim Crary in his district.