Republican voters selected former State Senator Cliff Bentz to be their nominee for the 2nd Congressional District. The incumbent, Greg Walden, is not running for reelection. Bentz won in a crowded field, picking up more than 31-per cent of the vote. Former gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler trailed at 23 percent.
The Democrats don’t know who will be challenging Bentz yet. Alex Spenser is leading Nik Huertz by less than a thousand votes. The race is still on for the Democratic party nomination in the 2nd Congressional District.
Democrat Phil Chang will challenge Republican County Commissioner Phil Henderson come November. Chang easily defeated his fellow Democrats, taking 84 percent of votes cast.