Democrat Tina Kotek will be Oregon’s next governor
Kotek is the longest-serving House Speaker in Oregon history and will be Oregon’s first openly lesbian governor. She has promised a more proactive, but still compassionate, approach to homelessness and crime in Oregon, than her predecessor, Gov. Kate Brown.
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy campaigns with once-enemy Kent in quiet trip to Southwest Washington
To Joe Kent's supporters, the visit showed the candidate's ability to play nice with moderate Republicans. Meanwhile, the late-game fundraiser could help inject some cash as he faces well-funded Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.
Some Republicans in Washington state cast a wary eye on an election security device
Albert sensors alert local governments to potential hacking attempts. But in Washington state, this cybersecurity tool has become the subject of suspicion by some on the political right.
Oregon GOP chair stepping down due to ‘warfare tactics’ within his own party
The chair of the Oregon Republican Party is stepping down due to “communist psychological warfare tactics” he believes are being used within his own party to “destroy anyone of true character.” State Sen. Dallas Heard, a conservative from Myrtle Creek, wrote in the letter addressed to members of the Republican Party of Oregon he will step down on March 11.
Oregon House Republicans have a new leader
State Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson will lead the caucus as it tries to reclaim ground from majority Democrats in next year's elections.
Oregon House Republicans boycott redistricting session, claim maps are unfair
Despite a new congressional map less tilted in Democrats’ favor, Republicans elected to stall the process.
Lawmakers unveil starkly different plans for redrawing Oregon’s political landscape
The maps released on Friday are just a starting point as lawmakers work to pass a final plan. They could chart wildly divergent political paths for the state.
Recall effort against leading Oregon Republican fizzles
Gun rights advocates had targeted Senate Minority Leader Fred Girod for not walking out on 2021's signature gun-control bill.
While Oregon’s Legislature feuds, Washington finds a way to work
The two states are both led by strong Democratic majorities and face similar issues. Only one of them is successfully passing legislation.
GOP 2024 contenders enter Iowa, wary of Trump’s long shadow
Ambitious Republicans are starting to make moves in Iowa, long a proving ground for future presidents.