PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The hotly contested race to represent Oregon’s 5th Congressional District shows Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer overcame an early lead by Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
With 65% of the votes reporting, Chavez-DeRemer has 52% of the vote while McLeod-Skinner has 48%.
No winner was known Tuesday night, as ballots postmarked by 8 p.m. will still be counted for up to a week.
KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this race.
The completely redrawn 5th Congressional District, represented for more than a decade by Kurt Schrader, will have a new representative once the votes are tallied Tuesday.
Schrader lost his primary to Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who will now face Republican nominee Lori Chavez DeRemer for the right to represent this district that now covers a different large swath of multiple counties — parts of Clackamas, Multnomah, Deschutes, Linn, Benton, Marion and Jefferson counties.
McLeod-Skinner’s victory was marked by a delay in counting the votes in Clackamas County. But once they were counted, she defeated Schrader to become the Democratic nominee.
Both candidates have previously run for office.
Stay with KOIN 6 News for complete election results beginning at 8 p.m.