The race for the next governor of Oregon is heating up.
The traditionally blue state has become a toss-up and the GOP is on the brink of a historic win.
The race has been moved to a “toss-up” by the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, The Daily Wire reports.
Crystal Ball gubernatorial rating changes:
OR-GOV Leans D > Toss-up
NY-GOV Likely D > Safe D
MD-GOV Likely D > Safe D
Explanations for the changes and a look at the overall playing field here: https://t.co/6vxsoYl0Oi pic.twitter.com/jhyPjv3l16
— Kyle Kondik (@kkondik) August 18, 2022
The Republican nominee Christine Drazen has been trailblazing in the state and is leading the charge to turn the state red, at least at the top.
Republicans have not won the governorship in the state since 1982.
Drazen was previously the House Minority Leader and is battling Tina Kotek who served as the speaker of the house.
Current Governor Kate Brown (D) is looked at unfavorably by the voters in the state, which has given Drazen and extra boost.
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Drazen needs to win.