There is a high correlation in redistricting years between key state legislative redistricting figures and candidates who run for newly drawn congressional seats. We again see this pattern emerging in Oregon. Late last week, Rep. Andrea Salinas (D-Lake Oswego) announced that she will run for the state’s new 6th District, the seat that touches the outer Portland suburbs and moves southwest toward the state capital of Salem. Ms. Salinas was co-chair of the House Special Committee on Redistricting that drew the district.
The new seat leans Democratic, but not to the point of producing a non-competitive general election. Therefore, we can expect this seat to generate contested primaries in both parties and feature a relatively tight general election finish.
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