Midterms Live results

By Ella Nilsen and Ryan Mark

Oregon results for every midterm race

Solidly blue Oregon is watching a fairly competitive governor’s race play out in 2018.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is up for reelection, and her Republican challenger is state Rep. Knute Buehler. Brown became governor in 2015, after the previous governor John Kitzhaber (D) resigned. She’s the first openly bisexual person to serve as governor in US history.

Even with Oregon’s reputation for electing Democratic governors, Brown has faced criticism for the state’s persistent homelessness problem, school dropout rates, and a state pension program that’s $22 billion in debt. Her approval rating is hovering around 44 percent, with another 41 percent disapproving.

Buehler is branding himself as the kind of Republican who can lead in Oregon, saying he’ll protect abortion rights and same-sex marriage. While Oregon has a number of big, blue cities, the more rural parts of the state are conservative. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates this Lean Democrat.

There are a number of ballot initiatives this year, including one overturning a 1987 law that limits local and state police from working with federal immigration authorities, one banning public money from being spent on most abortions in Oregon, and another that would bar new grocery taxes.

Oregon is one of the rare Democratic trifectas, with the party controlling the governor’s mansion and both chambers of the state legislature. Daily Kos doesn’t expect the statehouse to change hands today.

President Trump is quite unpopular here, with Morning Consult finding his disapproval rating nearing 60 percent.

Oregon US House 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Suzanne Bonamici 181,428 64%
GOP John Verbeek 92,601 33%
LIB Drew Layda 10,559 4%
242 of 242 (100%) precincts reporting, 284,588 total votes

Oregon US House 2

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Greg Walden 185,013 57%
DEM Jamie Mcleod-Skinner 126,970 39%
IND Mark Roberts 13,750 4%
390 of 390 (100%) precincts reporting, 325,733 total votes

Oregon US House 3

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Earl Blumenauer 236,738 73%
GOP Tom Harrison 65,188 20%
GRN Marc Koller 16,272 5%
LIB Gary Dye 4,431 1%
OTH Michael Marsh (Constitution Party) 1,175 0%
138 of 138 (100%) precincts reporting, 323,804 total votes

Oregon US House 4

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Peter DeFazio 201,557 56%
GOP Art Robinson 145,932 41%
GRN Mike Beilstein 5,594 2%
LIB Richard Jacobson 5,034 1%
285 of 285 (100%) precincts reporting, 358,117 total votes

Oregon US House 5

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Kurt Schrader 169,236 55%
GOP Mark Callahan 129,502 42%
LIB Daniel Souza 4,685 2%
GRN Marv Sandnes 3,868 1%
292 of 292 (100%) precincts reporting, 307,291 total votes

Oregon Governor

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Kate Brown 803,585 50%
GOP Knute Buehler 712,781 45%
OTH Patrick Starnes (Independent Party of Oregon Party) 46,674 3%
LIB Nick Chen 23,268 1%
OTH Chris Henry (Progressive Party) 9,648 1%
OTH Aaron Donald Auer (Constitution Party) 0 0%
1,342 of 1,342 (100%) precincts reporting, 1,595,956 total votes

Oregon State Referendum OR Measure 105

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
No 1,005,407 63%
Affirmative 593,143 37%