Oregon Governor Election Night Results 2016: Democrat Kate Brown wins a second term
The race was not expected to be as tight as it was. Oregon, a consistent Democratic stronghold, has not elected a Republican governor since 1982. It has voted for every Democratic presidential nominee since 1988. And though Pierce spent nearly $2 million of his own money to unseat Brown, the Democratic advantage in the state proved too large.
Polls heading into election day gave Brown a 10-point lead