Cook Political Shifts Rating For Oregon Gov Race Toward GOP As Drazan Builds Momentum
Canby, OR – Christine Drazan continues to build momentum to flip Oregon’s gubernatorial seat and national observers are taking notice. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report previously rated the Oregon Governor’s race as “Likely Democrat.” They have now moved it in favor of Republicans to “Leans Democrat,” making them only a slight favorite to hold onto a seat they have held for nearly 40 years. This comes as multiple polls show Drazan leading both Democrat nominee Tina Kotek and former Democrat State Senator Betsy Johnson. So far Drazan has raised over $4 million for her campaign, a record-setting pace for an Oregon GOP candidate. “Our momentum is unmistakable, Christine Drazan is ready to flip Oregon this November,”said John Burke, Drazan’s Communications Director. “Oregonians from all walks of life are stepping up and calling for change. Unlike Tina Kotek and Betsy Johnson, Christine is ready to deliver for them.” Earlier this week, Drazan released her first television ad of the general election, “Small Town,” highlighting her work for Oregon communities and contrasting her record with those of her opponents, Kotek and Johnson.