1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Mitt Romney is adding two more victories to his win column. Nebraska and Oregon Republicans have made clear their preference for the GOP nomination by choosing Romney in yesterday’s presidential primaries. Oregon has 25 presidential delegates up for grabs and most if not all are going to Romney. Romney has all but clinched the nomination, and is well on his way to winning the 1,144 delegates needed to get the party nod.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Rep. Peter DeFazio has won the Democratic primary in the 4th Congressional District, where he was challenged by the son of the Republican making a second run for the same seat. With 57 percent of the vote tallied last night, DeFazio had 90 percent, to 10 percent for Matthew Robinson, a 26-year-old nuclear engineering student at Oregon State University who is the youngest child of Republican Art Robinson.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two Oregon legislators will not be returning to Salem after losing to challengers from their own parties. Republican Sen. Chris Telfer of Bend lost yesterday to former House Majority Leader Tim Knopp, who had decried a lack of leadership in the state Senate. Democratic Rep. Mike Schaufler lost to high school teacher Jeff Reardon after an allegation Schaufler groped a woman’s breast and crossed Democratic leaders in the last session.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Former Oregon Court of Appeals judge Ellen Rosenblum has won the Democratic primary for attorney general. Rosenblum’s victory yesterday came with the help of marijuana activists who flexed their political muscles in a state with 55,000 registered pot users. She defeated former interim U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, who has criticized Oregon’s medical marijuana law.


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