United States Senate election in Oregon, 2010

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United States Senate election in Oregon, 2010
Oregon
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November 2, 2010
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  Ron Wyden official portrait crop.jpg Jim Huffman.jpg
Nominee Ron Wyden Jim Huffman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 825,507 566,199
Percentage 57.22% 39.25%

Oregon Senatorial Election Results by County, 2010.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Ron Wyden
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ron Wyden
Democratic

The 2010 United States Senate election in Oregon was held on November 2, 2010 alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states, as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ron Wyden won re-election to a third full term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Pavel Goberman, fitness instructor and machinist[1]
  • Loren Hooker, farmer[1]
  • Ron Wyden, incumbent U.S. Senator

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Ron Wyden Loren Hooker Pavel Goberman Undecided
Survey USA May 7–9, 2010 80% 9% 4% 8%

Results[edit]

Oregon Democratic U.S. Senate primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Wyden 323,652 89.55%
Democratic Loren Hooker 25,152 6.75%
Democratic Pavel Goberman 9,985 2.68%
Democratic Write Ins 3,782 1.02%
Totals 376,353 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Jim Huffman Thomas Stutzman Keith Waldron Robin Parker Undecided
Survey USA May 7–9, 2010 20% 11% 9% 6% 43%

Results[edit]

Oregon Republican U.S. Senate primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Huffman 110,450 41.70%
Republican Loren Later 39,753 15.01%
Republican G. Shane Dinkel 36,760 13.88%
Republican Thomas Stutzman 31,859 12.03%
Republican Keith Waldron 24,602 9.29%
Republican Robin Parker 14,637 5.53%
Republican Walter Woodland 4,417 1.67%
Republican Write Ins 2,213 0.86%
Totals 267,054 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Wyden, a popular incumbent with a 52% approval rating in a July poll,[6] touted bipartisanship and promised to hold town-hall meetings annually in each of Oregon's 36 counties and to open offices outside of Portland and Salem.[7] A Survey USA poll taken a few days before the election showed that 23% of Republicans supported Wyden.[8]

Huffman, widely considered as an underdog, financed his own campaign. He defended bonuses for Wall Street executives and questioned global warming.[9]

Debates[edit]

The first debate took place on October 21, 2010 in Medford, Oregon and was broadcast by KOBI-TV. Only the two major-party candidates, Huffman and Wyden, participated in the debate.[10] The second debate, which was hosted by the City Club of Portland at the Governor Hotel, took place on October 22. The debate played live on KOIN and re-aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting later that night.[11]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
Cook Political Report Solid D[12] October 9, 2010
Rothenberg Safe D[13] October 8, 2010
Swing State Project Safe D[citation needed]
RealClearPolitics Likely D[14]
Sabato's Crystal Ball Safe D[15] September 30, 2010
CQ Politics Safe D[16] October 9, 2010

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Jim Huffman (R) Ron Wyden (D)
Rasmussen Reports February 16, 2010 35% 49%
Rasmussen Reports May 24, 2010 38% 51%
Survey USA June 7–9, 2010 38% 51%
Rasmussen Reports June 17, 2010 37% 47%
Davis, Hibbits and Midghall June 21, 2010 32% 50%
Rasmussen Reports July 26, 2010 35% 51%
Survey USA July 25–27, 2010 35% 53%
Rasmussen Reports August 22, 2010 36% 56%
Rasmussen Reports September 8, 2010 35% 53%
Survey USA September 12–14, 2010 38% 54%
Rasmussen Reports October 10, 2010 36% 52%
Survey USA October 12–14, 2010 34% 56%
Public Policy Polling October 17, 2010 40% 56%
Rasmussen Reports October 25, 2010 42% 53%
Survey USA October 23–28, 2010 32% 57%

Fundraising[edit]

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Ron Wyden (D) $5,529,660 $4,820,297 $1,827,374 $0
James Huffman (R) $2,227,784 $1,576,662 $651,118 $1,350,000
Marc Delphine (L) $4,728 $4,805 $221 $0
Source: Federal Election Commission[17]

Results[edit]

General election results[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Wyden (incumbent) 825,507 57.22%
Republican Jim Huffman 566,199 39.25%
Working Families Bruce Cronk 18,940 1.31%
Libertarian Marc Delphine 16,028 1.11%
Progressive Rick Staggenborg 14,466 1.00%
write-ins 1,448 0.10%
Totals 1,442,588 100%
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Candidate Filings, United States Senate election". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to ORESTAR !". Egov.sos.state.or.us. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Mapes, Jeff (March 4, 2010). "Lewis & Clark law professor Jim Huffman announces run against Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Candidate Filings, Governor (2010 General Election)". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ http://marcforsenate.com/2010/03/22/about-marc/
  6. ^ http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=0b8dbb4e-b838-4e1e-9b6c-d6c5d794185c
  7. ^ http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20101028/NEWS/10280337/1001/news#ixzz14WlSG8xm
  8. ^ http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=96e03446-a38c-4b68-aaa1-aa652fd9e342
  9. ^ Duara, Nigel (November 3, 2010). "Ore. Democrat holds Senate seat against professor". The Washington Post. 
  10. ^ "Wyden, challenger debate tonight". The Mail Tribune. Southern Oregon Media Group. October 21, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  11. ^ Graves, Bill (October 8, 2010). "Challenger Jim Huffman champions limited government in quest to unseat Ron Wyden". The Oregonian. Oregon Live LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Senate". Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Senate Ratings". Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Battle for the Senate". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  15. ^ "2010 Senate Ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Race Ratings Chart: Senate". CQ Politics. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  17. ^ "2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Oregon". fec.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  18. ^ "November 2, 2010, General Election Abstracts of Votes – UNITED STATES SENATOR". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites