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Governing magazine has, for the second year in a row, rated Oregon’s race for Secretary of State as “Competitive” in their analysis of races across the country.
Oregon (D-held, previously rated competitive). Democrat Kate Brown — who won easily in 2008 with help from Barack Obama — is being challenged by Republican Knute Buehler, a surgeon and former Rhodes Scholar. Democrats have had a lock on the office since 1984, but Buehler is making it a race, almost doubling Brown’s money haul. The challenge for Buehler is that he’ll be on his own: The GOP isn’t putting a serious effort into the presidential race or several statewide contests. (9/21/12)
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