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Schrader holds congressional seat

Oregon's delegation remains mostly Democratic

As election results came in the evening of Nov. 4, U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon) appeared to be keeping his seat. Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader speaking to constituents at a candidates' debate Oct. 16.

In unofficial results, voters favored the incumbent 54.81 percent to Republican challenger Tootie Smith's 38.62 percent. The resounding victory sends the former Canby-area vetrinarian back to Washington D.C. for his fourth term.

Oregon’s 5th congressional district extends from Mt. Hood to the coast.

See a map of the 5th district on the Census Bureau’s website.

Schrader criticized Smith as an embarrassment to Clackamas County, but the Clackamas County Commissioner said she was elected to shake things up. Read a story on their campaigns: Hot topics steam up lukewarm congressional district 5 race

By Shasta Kearns Moore
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