Oregon Governor Election Night Results 2016: Democrat Kate Brown wins a second term

Source: AP
Source: AP

Democrat Kate Brown won reelection over Republican Bud Pierce in the Oregon governor's race. Brown was expected to win a second term and did so

The race was not expected to be as tight as it was. Oregon, a consistent Democratic stronghold, has not elected a Republican governor since 1982. It has voted for every Democratic presidential nominee since 1988. And though Pierce spent nearly $2 million of his own money to unseat Brown, the Democratic advantage in the state proved too large.

Polls heading into election day gave Brown a 10-point lead

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