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About the state

Governor

D

Brown

Senators

D

Wyden

D

Merkley

U.S. House Delegation

D

4

R

1

State House

D

37

R

23

State Senate

D

18

R

11

Oregon has long been a blue state, with Democrats dominating the congressional delegation and controlling a trifecta in state government since 2013. Oregon recently added a new congressional district in reapportionment and carrying the state's five Democratic-leaning seats will be critical to holding the House majority in 2022.

Target Races in Oregon

Our primary objective in Oregon is to win both OR-05 and OR-06 to help protect Democrats' majority in the U.S. House.

OR-05

D

We need to hold this seat.

Biden won by:

8.8%

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OR-06

O

We need to win this seat.

Biden won by:

13.1%

What's at stake

Infrastructure. Oregonians who take public transportation spend an extra 82% of their time commuting and 25% of transit vehicles in the state need updating. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds $1.2 billion for Oregon’s highway, public transit, and clean energy projects including an updated network of electric vehicle chargers.

Reproductive rights. Under Democratic leadership, Oregon is one of the only states to codify additional protections to abortion access at the state level, when Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed the Reproductive Health Equity Act. That law requires Oregon private health insurance plans to cover abortions with no out-of-pocket costs. Having these reproductive health protections in place are vital to Oregonians and also residents of nearby states as GOP legislators look to ban abortion completely in more than 20 states if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Climate change. Oregon is a leader in combating the climate crisis. Last year, Governor Kate Brown (D) signed a clean energy bill that committed to moving to 100% clean electricity sources by 2040, one of the earliest timelines in the country. Under Democratic leadership, the state could cut down on greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate and pave the way for more clean energy jobs throughout the state.

What's at stake facts updated September, 2022

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