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While all eyes have been focused on the shiny objects in Florida--for obvious reasons--Dems in Oregon have managed to hold on to the First District seat David Wu was forced to vacate.

Suzanne Bonamici, a former state legislator, won by 15%, but, in order to hold on to the seat for a full two-year term, will need to clear the primary hurdles in May and the general in November, which, in a presidential election year, is likely to have a strong Dem turnout.  Remember that Oregon has had 100% vote by mail (or drop off at official sites) for several years, so voter turn-out in Oregon is routinely higher than many states, not to mention hassle-free (hint, hint Ohio, Florida, et al.).

Here is a story about Bonamici's win from the Oregonian.

Originally posted to PDX Dem on Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 03:00 AM PST.

Also republished by PDX Metro.

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