Election Eve: Open Discussion (Non-Presidential)

Let's try this again.

With just one day to go until the primary election, there's news breaking every hour it seems. Use this post to post links to news stories, make comments, and discuss anything you want.

Any comments here about the presidential race will be off-topic and deleted.


  • david Dorn (unverified)

    Hey which one of those judges running unopposed do you like best? We are allowed to talk about that, right?

  • David Dorn (unverified)

    Hey which one of those judges running unopposed did you vote for? We are allowed to talk about that, right?

  • Randle McMurphy (unverified)

    I still have absolutely no idea who will win HD 42 (nor does anyone else, from what I can tell). Personally, I consider this the most interesting house race in some time. SE Portland is lucky to have such a strong field.

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    On Saturday in San Francisco I had lunch with my friend Sam, who has worked in politics for many years, mostly in Sacramento, both as political staff and as a journalist.

    I had not realized until Sam told me Saturday that he had gone to Carleton College where Paul Wellstone was both his senior advisor and his wrestling coach.

    Sam told me that he'd been following the Oregon Senate primary with some interest and then, wholly umprompted by me or anyone else, volunteered that from what he had seen and read, Steve Novick really reminded him a lot of Wellstone, and that he wished him well.

  • Dan (unverified)

    Until yesterday, I thought Gordon Smith was probably going to be able to squeak through and get another term. However, after seeing a record-breaking 70,000 people queuing up for a democratic candidate, I have to think Sen Smith is in serious, serious trouble. How on earth is he going to sell his pseudo-moderate shtick to that bunch?

  • Blake Hickman (unverified)

    PPP's new polls:

    Obama has likely pretty much won the election already. Oregon votes by mail, and he is polling at 59% with the 74% of poll respondents who reported already having cast their ballots. “Oregon is shaping up as a similar state to Wisconsin for Obama,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “He started out with a small lead there, then built into the upper double figures as election day came nearer. Anything other than a double digit victory for him would be a surprise, and a disappointment for his campaign.”

    The hotly contested primary for the US Senate is going right down to the wire. Steve Novick has a 38-33 lead over Jeff Merkley, a lead within the poll’s margin of error. Candy Neville is at 6%, while none of the rest of the candidates exceed 1%. 19% remain undecided even on the eve of the primary.

    There is more clarity in the state’s races for Attorney General and Secretary of State. John Kroger leads Greg MacPherson 42-31 for AG, while Kate Brown is the frontrunner for SoS, polling at 42% followed by Rick Metsger and Vicki Walker at 19% and 17% respectively.

  • Urban Planning Overlord (unverified)

    I'd be curious as to any word about either primary in the 5th District Congressional race. Who's ahead between Schrader and Marks? - I didn't see any poll info on that race in the more recent post.

    As for the Republicans in the 5th, I have two friends, both Republicans (yes, it is possible), who both voted for the third (unknown) candidate in the race in lieu of either Mannix or Erickson. It will be interesting to see how many votes this candidate gets.

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    judges running unopposed

    I don't know anything about most of them, but Judge Henry Kantor performed my wedding ceremony (Multnomah County), and was a great guy, so my husband and I made a point of voting for him!

  • dog (unverified)

    How does the vote counting work? Have election officials been tabulating votes since they started receiving them, and will release the figures at 8pm Tuesday? Or do they wait until that time to start running them through the optical scan machines?

  • Kento Azegami (unverified)

    Need a laugh tonight?


    Tony Marino, candidate for State Representative in Tigard and King City, is excited to announce a special message to air on TV, Tuesday, May 20th.

    Be sure to tune into KATU between 7:55 and 8:00 p.m to see Tony's message.

    Many of our fellow Oregonians voices are not being heard under Oregon's current Primary voting system and he wants to help change that!

    We appreciate all your support and look forward to seeing you soon.

    It’s time we change politics in Oregon.

    It's time for Politics Unusual – it's time for Tony Marino!

    Make it a great week!

    All the very best,


    Tim Lussier Campaign Manager

    P.S. The message will also air on FoxNEWS and CNN, but it is hard to predict exactly when. So, if you miss the KATU message, tune into FoxNEWS or CNN.

    Tony Marino Candidate Oregon State Representative - District 35 Email:[email protected] http://www.VoteTonyMarino.com

    Friends of Tony Marino 12254 SW Garden Place Tigard, Oregon 97223 U.S.A. Telephone: 503-925-4104

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