Posted BY: Mike LaChance
Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer has won her House race in blue Oregon, flipping a seat from blue to red.
In this midterm election, conservatives have to take every win they can get and this is a good one.
It just goes to show that not all of Oregon is far left.
The Associated Press reported:
GOP’s Chavez-DeRemer flips Oregon 5th Congressional District
Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer has won the open U.S. House seat in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, flipping the district for the GOP in a hard-fought contest that drew millions in outside money to the state.
Chavez-DeRemer’s victory makes her the first Latina congresswoman from Oregon, a distinction also sought by 6th District Democratic candidate Andrea Salinas. That race remained too early to call.
The district was previously held for seven terms by moderate Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader and was targeted by the GOP, which saw the 5th as vulnerable after the long-time incumbent’s primary defeat by progressive candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
McLeod-Skinner conceded the race Sunday, saying in a statement that she had called to congratulate Chavez-DeRemer.
“While there are still votes to count, it appears that the ultimate result will not be the outcome we worked so hard to achieve,” she wrote.
The 5th was significantly redrawn following the 2020 U.S. Census to include parts of more conservative central Oregon, and trended slightly less blue this election. Democrats still hold a slight advantage in voter registration, but both campaigns focused on the roughly one-third of unaffiliated voters in the district.