Oregon could see GOP gubernatorial win after Independent splits Democrat votes

Oct 16, 2022 | Political News

A third-party candidate for Oregon’s governorship, Betsy Johnson, may prove to be harmful to the Democratic Party, which has held on to the state’s executive and legislative branches for decades.

Johnson, a former Democratic state legislator turned Independent, is polling significantly lower than her opponents, though she may have enough support to siphon a large chunk of potential votes from progressive candidate Tina Kotek.