PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The first batch of election results to represent Oregon’s new 6th Congressional District shows Democrat Andrea Salinas with an early lead over Republican Mike Erickson.

The early release of counted votes shows Salinas with almost 50% of the vote and Erickson with 48%. At this time, 56% of votes have been tabulated and released.

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.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon’s new congressional district will be represented by either the state’s first Hispanic US representative or a conservative Lake Oswego businessman.

Voters will choose between Andrea Salinas or Mike Erickson in Tuesday’s election.

Salinas earned the Democratic nomination by easily defeating the well-funded newcomer Carrick Flynn in the May primary. Erickson also won the GOP primary easily, nearly doubling his closest competitor.

If she’s elected, Salinas would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman. She has promised to fight for a woman’s right to choose.

Erickson has been in the transportation-logistics industry for 30 years. He’s focused on reigning in government overreach and securing the border.

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