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United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2010

Oregon's United States congressional districts

The United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2010 were held on November 2, 2010, to determine who would represent the state of Oregon in the United States House of Representatives. Oregon has five seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. All five incumbents, four Democrats and one Republican, were re-elected to another term. Representatives were elected for two-year terms to serve in the 112th Congress from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013; however, re-elected Congressman David Wu resigned partway through his term on August 3, 2011, and a special election will be held to fill the rest of his unexpired term.

A primary election for Democrats and Republicans was held on May 18.[1] Other parties have other procedures for nominating candidates.

District 1

Incumbent Democrat David Wu has represented Oregon's 1st congressional district since 1998 and was re-elected to a seventh term in 2010, defeating sports marketing consultant Rob Cornilles, who won the Republican primary.[2]

In 2008, Wu won with 71% of the vote. He faced no Republican opponent because the winner of the Republican primary, Joel Haugen, changed his affiliation to the Independent Party of Oregon after his endorsement of Democrat Barack Obama for President drew objections from Republican party leaders.[3]

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • David Robinson, businessman and U.S. Naval Academy teacher[4]
  • David Wu, incumbent U.S. Representative[4]

Results

Democratic Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Wu 61,439 80.9%
Democratic David Robinson 14,102 18.6%
Democratic write-ins 383 0.5%
Totals 75,924 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Stephan Andrew Brodhead, real estate portfolio manager[4]
  • Rob Cornilles, sports marketing consultant[4]
  • Douglas Fitzgerald Keller, retired Naval aviator[4]
  • John Kuzmanich, businessman[4]

Results

Republican Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Cornilles 21,441 41.1%
Republican Douglas Fitzgerald Keller 14,785 28.3%
Republican John Kuzmanich 14,464 27.7%
Republican Stephan Andrew Brodhead 1,213 2.3%
Republican write-ins 299 0.6%
Totals 52,202 100%

General election

Candidates

Polling

Poll Source Date Administered Rob Cornilles (R) Don LaMunyon (C) David Wu (D) Other/Undecided
Elway Research October 18–21, 2010 38% - 51% 11%
Survey USA October 16–18, 2010 42% 2% 51% 5%
Moore Research May 26-27, 2010 40% - 46% -

Results

Oregon's 1st congressional district election, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Wu 151,539 54.74%
Republican Rob Cornilles 116,406 42.05%
Constitution (Oregon) Don LaMunyon 3,576 1.29%
Pacific Green Chris Henry 2,718 0.98%
Libertarian H. Joe Tabor 2,287 0.83%
write-ins 305 0.11%
Totals 276,831 100%
Democratic hold

District 2

Incumbent Republican Greg Walden has represented Oregon's 2nd congressional district since 1998, and was re-elected to a seventh term in 2010, defeating Democrat Joyce Segers, a writer from Ashland. Both candidates were unopposed in their respective primaries.[2]

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Joyce B. Segers, writer (unopposed)[4]

Republican primary

Candidates

General election

Candidates

Results

Oregon's 2nd congressional district election, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 204,424 73.99%
Democratic Joyce B. Segers 71,264 25.79%
write-ins 610 0.22%
Totals 276,298 100%
Republican hold

District 3

Incumbent Democrat Earl Blumenauer has represented Oregon's 3rd congressional district since 1996 and was re-elected to an eighth term in 2010.[8] In 2008, he took 75% of the vote. He faced a rematch with his 2008 Republican opponent, Delia Lopez, a real estate investor from Oakland, Oregon.[9][2]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 73,962 91.2%
Democratic John Sweeney 6,774 8.4%
Democratic write-ins 337 0.4%
Totals 81,073 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Delia Lopez, homemaker and real estate investor (unopposed)[4]

General election

Candidates

Results

Oregon's 3rd congressional district election, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 185,630 70.02%
Republican Delia Lopez 65,183 24.59%
Libertarian Jeff Lawrence 8,010 3.02%
Pacific Green Michael Meo 5,889 2.22%
write-ins 380 0.14%
Totals 265,092 100%
Democratic hold

Campaign Finance

As of September 30, 2010. Source: Federal Election Commission[10]

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Earl Blumenauer (D) $920,464 $899,220 $394,775 $0
Delia Lopez (R) $84,231 $8,310 $75,920 $56,031
Jeffrey Lawrence (L) $24,834 $9,576 $15,258 $10,000
Michael Meo (G) Unreported

District 4

Incumbent Democrat Peter DeFazio, the senior member of Oregon's House delegation, was re-elected to a 13th term in 2010, defeating chemist Arthur B. Robinson, winner of the Republican primary.[2] DeFazio had briefly considered a run for Governor of Oregon.[11] He has represented Oregon's 4th congressional district since 1986. In 2008, with no Republican opposition, he won 82% of the vote.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Republican primary

Springfield mayor Sid Leiken announced his candidacy as a Republican, but dropped it in March 2010 to run for a seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners.[12] Leiken had faced controversy over money paid to his campaign that he said was reimbursement for a poll conducted by his mother's company. No documentation existed for the payment, which is a possible violation of Oregon election laws.[13]

Candidates

Results

Republican Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur B. Robinson 49,401 79.2%
Republican Jaynee Germond 12,495 20.0%
Republican write-ins 512 0.8%
Totals 62,408 100%

General election

Candidates

Results

Oregon's 4th congressional district election, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 145,091 53.62%
Republican Arthur B. Robinson 120,307 44.46%
Pacific Green Michael Beilstein 4,735 1.75%
write-ins 472 0.17%
Totals 270,605 100%
Democratic hold

District 5

Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader defeated Republican nominee Oregon State Representative Scott Bruun and Pacific Green and Progressive candidate Chris Lugo to win a second term in Oregon's 5th congressional district. Schrader was first elected in 2008, winning against Republican nominee Mike Erickson after six-term Democratic incumbent Darlene Hooley announced her retirement. The district is usually the most competitive in Oregon, though it has become more Democratic in recent years.[2]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Bruun 37,778 62.3%
Republican Fred Thompson 22,616 37.3%
Republican write-ins 235 0.4%
Totals 60,659 100%

General election

Candidates

Polling

Poll Source Date Administered Scott Bruun (R) Chris Lugo (PG) Kurt Schrader (D) Other/Undecided
Elway Research October 18–21, 2010 38% 2% 50% 11%
Survey USA October 17–19, 2010 51% 2% 41% 6%
American Action Forum August 23–29, 2010 36% - 44% 21%
Moore Research August 18–19, 2010 41% - 38% 22%
Lake Research Partners July 21-25, 2010 35% - 46% -

Results

Oregon's 5th congressional district election, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 139,440 51.28%
Republican Scott Bruun 125,015 45.97%
Pacific Green Chris Lugo 7,140 2.63%
write-ins 344 0.13%
Totals 271,939 100%
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Voting and Voter Registration". Oregon Blue Book. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Oregon 2010 Primary Results: U. S. House".  
  3. ^ Cole, Michelle (2008-08-30). "Joel Haugen withdraws acceptance of Republican nomination".  
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Candidate Filings, Representative in Congress".  
  5. ^ a b c d e "2010 Election Map: Oregon House". Politico. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Candidate Filings, Representative in Congress".  
  7. ^ a b c d e "November 2, 2010: Unofficial Results, Representative in Congress".  
  8. ^ "The Decade of Decision" (Press release). EarlBlumenauer.com. February 16, 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ Mapes, Jeff (January 18, 2010). "Blumenauer again draws long-distance opponent".  
  10. ^ "2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Oregon (District 3)".  
  11. ^ Mapes, Jeff (March 5, 2010). "DeFazio files for reelection, ends gubernatorial musings".  
  12. ^ Cooper, Matt (March 4, 2010). "Leiken changes to commission race".  
  13. ^ Steves, David (October 6, 2009). "No phone records to verify survey, Leiken’s mother says".  

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