#rsrh Mail-in deadline on OR-01 tonight.

That’s the race between Republican Rob Cornilles and Democrat Suzanne Bonamici to replace the disgraced (and resigned) Democrat David Wu.  It’s mail-in, but they’re going to be reporting the results tonight as the votes are tabulated: and I don’t know who is going to win.  The district has a hefty Democratic lean, and it’s reflected in the percentage of ballots that have come back, so if the ballots break down along party lines Bonamici will win.  The question is, how many Democratic voters are willing to overlook the aforementioned resignation in disgrace?

No, it’s a valid question: the American electorate tends to punish politicians for sex scandals; and if they can’t punish the politician they’ll punish his party.  Anybody’s guess about whether that will happen tonight, of course.


  • Jeff Weimer says:

    Forget it Moe: It’s Oregon – the land of Ken Kesey and Granola. That Wu resigned is plenty flesh for them; they won’t punish that party as long as there are kuckledragging cracker candidates from *that other* party on the ballot. Of course, that applies mainly to the West-of-the-Cascades bunch – but they, like Washington North of them, are the vast majority of folks in the state.

  • Brian Swisher says:

    Well, I’ve got my ballot in for Mr. Cornilles…we’ll see what happens…

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