Four minutes after polls closed, The Oregonian called the Democratic primary for CD-1 for Suzanne Bonamici. It sets up a race against Rob Cornilles for the January 31st special election.
Washington County's early results have the race at 66-24-6% (Bonamici-Avakian-Witt). Multnomah County's results are 72-22-4%. Clatstop County is 62-14-16. Columbia County 52-12-30. (UPDATE: Overall totals, including Yamhill, are at 66-21-8 as of 9:20pm.)
While we've had some heated discussions about the primary here on BlueOregon, now's a great time to set aside our differences and head over to Bonamici's site and give her some cash to make sure we keep the district in Democratic hands.
In other news in Oregon, in Clackamas County, it appears the citizen initiative to require county-wide votes on urban renewal will get more votes than the County's referral that would require just the vote of those in the urban renewal area.
In other election news around the country:
Ohio voters send the anti-labor Measure 2 down to an overwhelming defeat.
Mississippi voters defeated the ridiculous personhood amendment.
Maine voters reinstated the same-day registration law for elections with 61% support.
DailyKos has some run-downs of state legislative and other races across the country. UPDATE: Perhaps most interesting is the recall of Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, a Tea Party leader behind Arizona's infamous anti-immigrant SB 1070.
Washington's liquor privatization ballot measure looks likely to pass, possibly foreshadowing a similar effort in Oregon, as is the union-backed effort to ensure long-term care workers are qualified. The anti-tolling measure is too close to call right now (UPDATE: It's behind)
Seattle's transportation funding measure (a $60 fee for cars) has failed. Vancouver, WA's effort to fund bus service is passing.
What other issues are people following?