The Latest: Bentz wins GOP 2nd District primary

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on Oregon's primary election (all times local):

8:37 p.m.

Former state Sen. Cliff Bentz has won the Republican primary for state’s vast 2nd Congressional District covering eastern Oregon.

The GOP 2nd District race was one of the most closely-watched of Tuesday’s primary as the incumbent, Rep. Greg Walden, the only Republican in the state’s congressional delegation, is not running for a 12th term.

Bentz beat former 2018 Republican Oregon gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler and former state legislator Jason Atkinson. Bentz will be favored in the November election.

Four Democrats sought their party’s nomination and that contest was too close to call.


8:09 p.m.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won Oregon's Democratic presidential primary.

The results Tuesday night were no surprise, as Biden is his party's presumptive nominee. Biden outpaced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year.

President Donald Trump, who was unopposed, won the Oregon GOP presidential contest.

In presidential elections Oregon is a solidly blue state. the last time a GOP nominee won the state was 1984 when Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale.