Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer Flips Oregon’s 5th District Seat Red

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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