Independent Party nominates online
Oregons Independent Party has employed an online primary, in which 661 voters cast ballots, to name its 2012 nominees. For Mid-Valley seats in the Oregon House, Marvin Sannes of Salem got 6 votes, and Democrat Brian Clem of Salem none, for the party nomination to the District 21 seat now held by Clem. Sannes was the Republican nominee for the seat in 2010. Democratic Rep. Betty Komp of Woodburn got one vote for the party nomination to the District 22 seat she holds. Republican Knute Buehler of Bend got 348 votes, and Democratic incumbent Kate Brown of Portland 277 votes, for the party nomination for Oregon secretary of state. The party also conducted an online primary two years ago. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, eight senators and 22 representatives also won the party designation. Of the legislators, 17 are Republicans and 13 are Democrats. Oregon law allows a candidate to have up to three party designations on the ballot. Peter Wong
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July 22, 2012
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