2008 Oregon Republican primary

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Oregon Republican primary, 2008

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  John McCain official photo portrait.JPG Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Candidate John McCain Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Arizona Texas
Delegate count 23 4
Popular vote 285,881 51,100
Percentage 80.88% 14.46%

The 2008 Oregon Republican primary was a mail only primary in the U.S. state of Oregon. Ballots were mailed to registered Republican voters between May 2 and May 6, 2008.[1] To be counted, all ballots must have been received by county elections offices by 8:00 p.m. PDT on May 20, 2008.[1] It was a closed primary; in order to vote in Republican races, residents must have registered as Republicans on or before April 29, 2008.

Presidential race[edit]

The Oregon delegation attending the 2008 Republican National Convention

In the race for the Republican nominee for President of the United States, there were two candidates on the Oregon ballot: John McCain and Ron Paul.


Oregon Republican presidential primary, 2008
Official Results[2][3]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates[4]
John McCain 285,881 80.88% 23
Ron Paul 51,100 14.46% 4
Write-in 16,495 4.67% 0
Total 349,914 100.00% 27

U.S. Senate[edit]

Incumbent Senator Gordon Smith defeated Gordon Leitch for the Republican nomination as he sought re-election to the United States Senate.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Oregon Republicans selected their candidate in four of Oregon's five congressional districts for the United States House of Representatives. Greg Walden, Oregon's only incumbent Republican congressman, was unopposed in his race in Oregon's 2nd congressional district.

In the 3rd district, real estate investor Delia Lopez was unopposed, and businessman Mike Erickson won a close race in the 5th district. Republicans did not field a candidate in the 4th district.

In the 1st district, retired teacher Joel Haugen won the nomination, but later withdrew it after clashes with party leaders over Haugen's endorsement of Democrat Barack Obama for President. Haugen is now the Independent Party of Oregon candidate, Another Republican Stephan Andrew Brodhead an Iraq War veteran and successful Real Estate investor Of Hillsboro, Oregon is running an active campaign as a write-in candidate for CD1 his website is at [http://www.Iraqeraveterangibill.com[[5]

Statewide offices[edit]

This election determined the Republican candidate for two statewide offices. For Secretary of State, Rick Dancer was unopposed.; for Treasurer Allen Alley was also unopposed. No Republican filed to run for Attorney General, but there were 13,043 write-in votes. John Kroger, who also won the Democratic primary, got 2,885 votes and will be the Republican nominee as well. Kroger's Democratic rival Greg Macpherson came in second with 1,391 votes.[6]

Oregon Senate[edit]

Half (15) the positions in the Oregon State Senate were up for election. Republicans nominated candidates in 11 Senate districts for the general election, including one successful write-in candidate.

Oregon House of Representatives[edit]

As is the case every two years, all the 60 positions in the Oregon House of Representatives were up for election. Republicans nominated candidates in 44 House districts for the general election, including two successful write-in candidates.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Voters' Guide General Information". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  2. ^ "Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  3. ^ "CNN Election Center 2008: Primary Results for Oregon". CNN.com. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  4. ^ "Oregon Republican Delegation 2008". The Green Papers: 2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  5. ^ Cole, Michelle (2008-08-30). "Joel Haugen withdraws acceptance of Republican nomination". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
  6. ^ "Kroger wins (another) attorney general nomination". The Oregonian. 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2008-06-20.