PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Christine Drazan will be the Republican candidate in the race for the next Oregon governor.

Christine Drazan’s remained steady since votes began coming in at 8 p.m on Tuesday, but the AP didn’t officially call the race until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Drazen garnered 23.5% of the vote and has received nearly 14,000 more votes than Bob Tiernan, who received 18.4% of the vote. Stan Pulliam, Bridget Barton and Bud Pierce finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Drazan, Pierce, Tiernan, and Pulliam — also took part in a debate hosted by KOIN 6 News and Pamplin Media. Drazan and Pierce may be the best-known of the GOP candidates, though Tiernan has been around for years and Pulliam is the current mayor of Sandy.

Main takeaways from KOIN, Pamplin Oregon GOP governor's debate
The four leading Republican candidates for governor (From left to right: Stan Pulliam, Christine Drazan, Bud Pierce and Bob Tiernan) took each other on in a televised debate, hosted by KOIN 6 News and its media partner Pamplin Media Group.

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