OR Gov.: Primary Victory Would Be No Panacea for Kulongoski By Jesse StanchakCQ Politics blogMay. 15, 2006 -- Oregon Democratic Gov. Theodore R. Kulongoski appears en route to winning renomination in the mail-in primary that ends Tuesday — if a recent independent poll is anywhere near accurate.
...Only 39 percent of Oregonians are registered Democrats, with 36 percent registered as Republicans and 22 percent as independents, meaning Kulongoski will have to pull in votes beyond his own party base to win.... more