CLACKAMAS, OR -- Elections experts have declared a winner in the Democratic Primary for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, despite more than 20,000 still uncounted ballots in Clackamas County.
Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) has conceded, congratulating Jamie McLeod Skinner for securing the Democratic nomination for Oregon’s Fifth District. She’ll face Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer in November. Election results were delayed by persistent problems in Clackamas County but experts said over the weekend there is no path forward for Schrader’s campaign.
In a Facebook post, Schrader thanked supporters, saying it’s been an honor to represent the fifth district for 14 years. It’s the first time in 42 years an Oregon member of congress has been unseated in the primary.