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.

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