Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer Flips Oregon’s 5th District Seat Red
Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer flipped Oregon’s 5th District seat red.
Oregon’s 5th District was represented by Democrat Kurt Schrader for 7 terms until he lost his primary to Democrat Jamie McLeod Skinner.
As of Friday morning Lori Chavez-DeRemer was at 50.9% to her opponent’s 48.8%.
Oregon Live reported:
Republicans have flipped Oregon’s pivotal 5th District seat in Congress, with Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer defeating Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner in a race flooded with out-of-state GOP spending.
That means Republicans will at least double their number of Oregon’s seats in the U.S. House, with Chavez-DeRemer, the former mayor of Happy Valley, joining Republican Cliff Bentz, who represents the heavily Republican 2nd District that covers most of eastern Oregon.
Near-final results tallied as of 9:30 a.m. Friday showed Chavez-DeRemer ahead 50.9% to 48.8%. That put her margin of victory at just over 4,000 votes out of nearly 240,000 cast.
Chavez-DeRemer will replace Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader, a seven-term incumbent ousted by McLeod-Skinner in the May primary. Chavez-DeRemer’s victory is a boon for Oregon Republicans and could boost House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s still-uncertain bid to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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