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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, children play in fountains at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. In the November 2020 election, Democrats hope to gain enough new seats in the Legislature that they will reach a two-thirds supermajority, meaning Republican walkouts would not affect whether bills can be voted on or not. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

Democratic two-thirds majority in Oregon not out of reach

Oct. 2, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Senate President Peter Courtney stood at the dais in March. He was exhausted, furious and disheartened as he looked at the abandoned chairs, usually occupied by his Republican colleagues in the legislative chamber. “This is a failed short session. I cannot believe...