PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In the final hours of campaigning before voters have their final say, the 3 candidates for Oregon governor kept stumping for votes. And where they spent their time is indicative of their strategies.

Democratic nominee Tina Kotek and unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson spent their time in the Portland metro area. Republican nominee Christine Drazan launched her statewide fly-around tour to get out the vote in southern Oregon.

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Polls show a neck-and-neck race between Kotek and Drazan, with Johnson’s support waning.

Democratic nominee Tina Kotek at a Portland campaign stop, November 6, 2022 (KOIN)
Democratic nominee Tina Kotek at a Portland campaign stop, November 6, 2022 (KOIN)

On Sunday, Kotek kicked off canvassing with an event at the Lloyd Center in Portland with Sen. Ron Wyden and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richardson.

“We believe in reproductive freedom do we not? We believe in protecting our environment do we not? We believe in public education do we not? We believe in standing up for our workers do we not?” Kotek told the crowd.

A Sunday night campaign rally with Portugal.The Man was also planned.

“I’m feeling energized. We’re very excited about all the enthusiasm right now,” Kotek said. “It is a close race and every vote is going to matter.”

Meanwhile, Drazan is flying all over the state to shore up support with her Get Out The Vote tour.

GOP nominee Christine Drazan toured Southern Oregon for votes, November 6, 2022 (Drazan campaign)
GOP nominee Christine Drazan toured Southern Oregon for votes, November 6, 2022 (Drazan campaign)

On Sunday Drazan visited both Salem and Medford, urging supporters to help her turn Oregon around. On Monday, Drazan will be in Klamath Falls, Eugene and Clackamas County.

At her stops, Drazan repeated her closing message.

“Vote vote vote! We can turn this state around together but only if we work together,” Drazan said. “Let’s get this done.”

Johnson, who just finished her fly-around tour of the state, also stayed busy campaigning.

“Whether they’re rural or urban people want their state back,” Johnson said. “So, one of my main goals is to get everybody back to the table. That’s the beauty of an independent governor.”

She met with voters in the Portland metro area.

Unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson at a campaign stop in Portland, November 6, 2022 (KOIN)
Unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson at a campaign stop in Portland, November 6, 2022 (KOIN)

“My main goal is, I think all 3 of us, want to deal with crime and violence and homelessness. I would broaden my agenda to say education. Oregonians feel as though Oregon is off the track,” Johnson said. “This is a very consequential election. It’s consequential nationally. It’s consequential here. So I am encouraging people to vote. How they vote is up to them in the sanctity of whatever place they choose to mark their ballot. But please vote. This is an extremely important election.”

Johnson plans to spend the remaining time on the campaign trail meeting with more Oregonians at local businesses.