2016 United States Senate election in Oregon

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United States Senate election in Oregon, 2016

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  Ron Wyden official portrait crop.jpg Mark Callahan.jpg
Nominee Ron Wyden Mark Callahan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,105,119 651,106
Percentage 56.6% 33.4%

Oregon Senate Election Results by County, 2016.svg
County Results
Wyden:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Callahan:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Ron Wyden
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ron Wyden
Democratic

The 2016 United States Senate election in Oregon was held November 8, 2016, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Oregon, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Ron Wyden was re-elected to a fourth full term in office.[1]

Democratic Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Results by county. Wyden won every county in the state
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Wyden 501,903 83.20%
Democratic Kevin Stine 78,287 12.98%
Democratic Paul Weaver 20,346 3.37%
write-ins 2,740 0.45%
Total votes 603,276 100.00%

Republican Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Results by county. Red indicates a win by Callahan, yellow a win by Carpenter, and green a win by Stewart.
Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Callahan 123,473 38.24%
Republican Sam Carpenter 104,494 32.36%
Republican Faye Stewart 57,399 17.78%
Republican Dan Laschober 34,157 10.58%
write-ins 3,357 1.04%
Total votes 322,880 100.00%

Independent Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Independent primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Steven Reynolds 10,497 40.80%
Independent Marvin Sandnes 4,733 18.40%
write-ins 10,496 40.80%
Total votes 25,726 100.00%

Working Families Party[edit]

The Working Families Party of Oregon, which usually cross-endorses Democratic candidates, nominated their own candidate in protest of Sen. Ron Wyden's support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.[13][14][15]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Pacific Green Party and Oregon Progressive Party[edit]

The Pacific Green Party and the Oregon Progressive Party cross-endorsed Eric Navickas, former member of the Ashland, Oregon City Council.[17][18][19]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Eric Navickas, former Ashland City Councilman[20][21]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[22] Safe D March 25, 2016
Daily Kos[23] Safe D April 3, 2016
Roll Call[24] Safe D April 3, 2016
Sabato's Crystal Ball[25] Safe D March 21, 2016

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ron
Wyden (D)
Mark
Callahan (R)
Other Undecided
KATU-TV/SurveyUSA October 10–12, 2016 654 ± 3.9% 54% 32% 6% 9%
SurveyMonkey October 25–31, 2016 743 ± 4.6% 62% 34% 4%
SurveyMonkey October 26 – November 1, 2016 809 ± 4.6% 61% 34% 5%
SurveyMonkey October 27 – November 2, 2016 934 ± 4.6% 64% 33% 3%
SurveyMonkey October 28 – November 3, 2016 1,150 ± 4.6% 64% 32% 4%
SurveyMonkey October 31 – November 6, 2016 1,483 ± 4.6% 64% 32% 4%
SurveyMonkey November 1–7, 2016 1,595 ± 4.6% 63% 32% 5%

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Oregon, 2016[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ron Wyden (incumbent) 1,105,119 56.60% -0.62%
Republican Mark Callahan 651,106 33.35% -5.90%
Working Families Shanti Lewallen 61,915 3.17% +1.86%
Independent Steven Reynolds 59,516 3.05% N/A
Pacific Green Eric Navickas 48,823 2.50% N/A
Libertarian Jim Lindsay 23,941 1.23% +0.12
n/a Write-ins 2,058 0.10% 0.00%
Total votes 1,952,478 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emily Cahn; Alexis Levinson (January 28, 2015). "Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016". Roll Call. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Mann, Damian (September 21, 2015). "Medford Councilor Stine to challenge Sen. Ron Wyden". Mail Tribune. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Kullgren, Ian K. (November 17, 2015). "Who's running for president, Oregon governor, other seats? The latest on 2016 candidates". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Gonzales, Nathan L. (April 10, 2015). "Wyden Looks Safe, but Democratic Rift Is Real". Roll Call. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Official Results". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Mapes, Jeff (September 10, 2015). "Republican Mark Callahan of 'blah, blah, blah' fame runs again for U.S. Senate". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Hubbard, Saul (April 27, 2016). "Four GOP candidates in primary vie for spot to face off against U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden". The Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Jaquiss, Nigel (May 18, 2016). "Surprise Winners, Lousy Polls and Cheap Shots—Last Night's Primary Had It All". Willamette Week. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  9. ^ Hammers, Scott (February 5, 2016). "Bend businessman Carpenter to run for Senate". The Bend Bulletin. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  10. ^ Dubois, Steven (November 12, 2015). "Oregon county commissioner Faye Stewart to run for US Senate". KATU. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Kullgren, Ian (March 9, 2016). "Election 2016: Who's running for office in Oregon? Portland? We've got your list right here". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  12. ^ Bailey, Everton (May 17, 2016). "Ron Wyden to face Mark Callahan, Steven Reynolds for U.S. Senate seat in November (election results)". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  13. ^ "Oregon Working Families Party challenges free-trader Ron Wyden". NWLaborPress.org. August 2, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  14. ^ "Oregon Working Families Party challenges "fast-track" backer Ron Wyden". People's World. August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  15. ^ Winger, Richard (August 24, 2016). "Oregon Working Families Party Runs its Own Member for U.S. Senate". Ballot Access News. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  16. ^ "Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Information- Shanti Lewallen". Oregon Secretary of State. July 28, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  17. ^ Driscoll, Trisha (August 4, 2016). "2016 PACIFIC GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES". Pacific Green Party. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  18. ^ Navickas, Eric (August 31, 2016). "I am proud to announce that in addition to receiving the Pacific Green Party nomination, our campaign has also won the nomination to run for U.S. Senate from the Progressive Party of Oregon". Eric Navickas for US Senate- Official Facebook. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  19. ^ "The League responds with an event gathering signatures to get Jill Stein and Eric Navickas in the voters pamphlet. This will be at the Salem Wednesday Farmers market". Salem Weekly News. August 3, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  20. ^ "Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Information- Eric Navickas (Pacific Green Nomination)". Oregon Secretary of State. June 30, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  21. ^ "Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Information- Eric Navickas (Oregon Progressive Nomination)". Oregon Secretary of State. August 30, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  22. ^ "2016 Senate Race Ratings for March 25, 2016". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  23. ^ "Election Outlook: 2016 Race Ratings". Daily Kos. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  24. ^ "2016 Race Ratings". Roll Call. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  25. ^ "2016 Senate". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  26. ^ "November 8, 2016, General Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites