Andrew Simon here, with more updates...
I'm calling it a night. Here are some questions to consider: What was the "theme" of the evening? What's the most important factor in interpreting tonight's results? (Establishment status, geography, experience, ideology, money?) What were the surprises of the night? Will Novick's supporters get behind Merkley? Will Mannix's supporters get behind Erickson? Is Mannix done running for office? And what does "Mayor Sam Adams" mean for Portland?
Also what happened to the Secretary of State's unofficial election results page? It was up for about an hour or two but now "election results are not available at this time."
It looks like Jeff Merkley won every county except Multnomah, Clatsop and Benton. (Gilliam and Wheeler have not counted yet.) How did he win? It looks like he took the Portland suburbs, won big margins in counties like Lane and Douglas and did well enough throughout the rest of the state to make up for Novick's win in Portland.
The Oregonian has been calling winners. Here are the winners in the races not declared below.
State Rep. (Democrats): Michael Dembrow beat Cyreena Boston and Jon Coney in HD 45. Nick Kahl beat Barbara Kyle in HD 49.
State Rep. (Republicans): Matt Lindland beat Phyllis Thiemann in HD 52.
Check out CNN.com's Oregon election map. Scroll over each county for the vote totals.
No big surprises.
Obama is winning Multnomah County by 28 percent, Washington County by 18 percent, Clackamas County by 6 percent, Marion County by 6 percent, Benton County by 40 percent, Lane County by 24 percent, Deschutes County by 20 percent and Jackson County by 20 percent.
Clinton is winning Douglas County by 2 percent, Linn County by 4 percent and Coos County by 10 percent.
What does this mean in terms of delegates? We will have to wait until the votes can be counted by precinct. Should take a few days. But it looks like Obama will take at least 8 or 9 more delegates than Clinton.
Here's a list of winners... all called by KGW.
President (D): Barack Obama (now approx. 58%)
US Senate (D): Jeff Merkley
Attorney General (D): John Kroger
Secretary of State (D): Kate Brown
CD 5 (D): Kurt Schrader
CD 5 (R): Mike Erickson
Portland Mayor: Sam Adams
Portland City Commissioner #2: Nick Fish
Beaverton Mayor: Denny Doyle
Other races to watch: Eugene Mayor: Torrey is up 400 votes. Portland City Commissioner #1: Who will run against Fritz in the general? The five other candidates all have between 9-13 percent.
Will continue to update on legislative races. Just received word (from another anonymous tipster) that Linda Brown conceded to Chris Garrett in HD 38 (Lake Oswego). Jules Kopel-Bailey, Michael Dembrow and Nick Kahl are all leading in their respective races.
KOIN called it for Jeff Merkley.
Steve Novick just called Jeff Merkley to concede... (from an anonymous tipster)
Jeff Merkley: 124,309 votes, 46%
Steve Novick: 118,650 votes, 43%
41% precincts reporting
Obama is up 60-40. Let's see if these numbers move. Kari noted earlier that if Obama gets about 63 (ish) in a few CDs, that will mean more delegates.
CD 5 Democratic... Nancy Moran (?) has more votes than Steve Marks. That's a surprise. Both are far behind Kurt Schrader, who will face off against Mike Erickson in November.
Beaverton Mayor... KGW called it for Denny Doyle. This is big. Incumbent Rob Drake (a "Democrat" for Gordon Smith) served as mayor for 4 terms...
MultCo will update again at 9:45. WashCo and LaneCo will update again at 10:00.
US Senate race... neck and neck. Waiting for more numbers from the around the state.
AG race... Macpherson just called Kroger to concede.
Eugene Mayor race... VERY CLOSE. Torrey up by less than 100 votes out of over 30,000 counted.
Beaverton Mayor race... Doyle up by about 1,000 votes over incumbent Drake.
Merkley: 117,289 votes - 45.16%
Novick: 112,345 votes - 43.25%
Merkley is winning Deschutes, Jackson, Lane, Marion and Washington counties. Novick is winning Benton, Clatsop and Multnomah counties.
KGW called it for.. OBAMA for President, KROGER for AG, BROWN for SoS, SCHRADER for CD 5 DEM, ERICKSON for CD 5 GOP
Multnomah, Washington, Lane and Clatsop counties were quick to put up numbers. Nothing from other counties yet.
Here's what's going on in legislative and local races. Again, remember that these are EARLY numbers.
This time I'm using the SoS unofficial results and I'll continue to use these throughout the night. It gives county-by-county breakdown. But it's damn slow.
State Representive District 38 - Democratic Primary
Linda Brown: 1,122 votes - 36.38%
Chris Garrett: 1,955 votes - 63.39%
State Represenative District 42 - Democratic Primary
Teddy Keizer: 2,901 votes - 27.08%
Jules Kopel-Bailey: 4,402 votes - 41.09%
Regan Gray: 3,145 votes - 29.35%
State Representative District 45 - Democratic Primary
Cyreena Boston: 3,366 votes - 34.81%
Jon Coney: 2,357 votes - 24.37%
Michael Dembrow: 3,932 votes - 40.66%
State Representative District 49 - Democratic Primary
Nick Kahl: 2,300 votes - 52.74%
Barbara Kyle: 2,044 votes - 46.87%
State Representative District 52 - Republican Primary
Matt Lindland: 230 votes - 50.11%
Phyllis Thiemann: 227 votes - 49.46%
For the following local races I'm using KGW's numbers.
Sam Adams: 67,410 votes - 52%
Sho Dozono: 40,031 votes -34%
Portland City Commissioner District 1
Jeff Bissonette: 11,233 votes - 12%
John Branam: 10,487 votes - 11%
Mike Fahey: 10,487 votes - 11%
Amanda Fritz: 42,122 votes - 42%
Charles Lewis: 12,197 votes - 13%
Chris Smith: 9,280 votes - 10%
Portland City Commissioner District 2
Nick Fish: 61,029 votes - 63%
Jim Middaugh: 20,916 votes - 21%
Jim Torrey: 12,227 - 49%
Kitty Piercy: 11,984 - 48%
May 20, 2008
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