Election 2018

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Grants Pass voters rejected a bond issue for two new middle schools and other physical plant upgrades in the May primary on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, a bond issue that would have created new career and technical education (CTE) facilities in the Medford School District was losing in early returns.

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Voters in two parts of Douglas County voted to form new library districts in Tuesday's election. 

Douglas County Measure 10-161 creates a new Lower Umpqua Library District centered around Reedsport, with  property taxes to fund library services.  Volunteers had kept the Reedsport library open for the last year.

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When the six leading candidates for California governor debated Tuesday night in San Jose for what might be the only time in this final month before the June 5 primary election, their tactics illustrated each campaign’s strategy as the race enters a crucial stretch.

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California Republicans gathered in San Diego this weekend for their state convention, as the party prepares to defend at least seven congressional seats in the November midterm elections.

Congressional incumbents and candidates walked a fine line between voicing support for President Donald Trump, who is deeply unpopular in California, and trying to keep the focus of their campaigns on other issues.

For four straight elections, Oregon U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) has faced Republican Art Robinson in the general election for the 4th Congressional District. 

That could change this November, because Robinson faces several opponents in the primary election next week (May 15th; ballots went out in late April). 

Curry County Commissioner Court Boice also is making a bid for a move to Washington, along with Jo Rae Perkins of Albany, Michael Polen of Grants Pass, and Stefan Strek of Pleasant Hill. 

The fourth district is big, running from the California state line up to the Mid-Willamette Valley, and including the whole South Coast. 

Oregon Voter's Pamphlet

The occupant of the Oregon State Senate District 3 seat will change this fall, for the second time in a little more than two years.

Alan Bates died in office in the late summer of 2016; Alan DeBoer won the special election for a two-year term but opted not to run again.

A flock of candidates from both parties filed for the open seat. Today we visit with the two Republicans filed, Curt Ankerberg and Jessica Gomez

Oregon Voter's Pamphlet

The occupant of the Oregon State Senate District 3 seat will change this fall, for the second time in a little more than two years. 

Alan Bates died in office in the late summer of 2016; Alan DeBoer won the special election for a two-year term but opted not to run again.  A flock of candidates from both parties filed for the open seat. 

Today we visit with Democrats Julian Bell, Athena Goldberg, Jeff Golden, and Kevin Stine

Oregon Blue Book

Oregon's Second Congressional District demonstrates the enthusiasm for politics abroad in the land this year. 

Where a total of four candidates filed to run for the seat in 2016, more than ten have entered their names in 2018. 

We visit with the seven Democrats hoping to face incumbent Greg Walden in November: Eric Burnette, Michael Byrne, Jim Crary, Raz Mason, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Jennifer Neahring, and Tim White

Oregon Blue Book

Oregon's May 15th primary is coming up fast.  Voter registration closes on Tuesday, April 24th, and ballots go out the end of the same week. 

We begin our interviews with candidates in key primary races with the Republicans challenging Greg Walden for the nomination for Congress, District 2, in Oregon. 

Paul Romero, Jr. and Randy Pollock have both filed to run against Walden, and both have agreed to join us for a joint interview. 

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Oregon’s sprawling Second Congressional District is the size of Missouri and encompasses roughly the eastern two-thirds of the state. Greg Walden -- the only Republican in Oregon’s delegation -- has represented the district since 1999, and has routinely been re-elected by huge majorities.

This year, seven Democrats are competing for the chance to unseat Walden in the fall.