Early results, Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2

Results so far, updated 10:40 p.m.: Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2: Rodger Nichols, 45.50 percent, with 2,434 votes. Incumbent Steve Kramer, 54.1 percent, with 2,894 Votes. Final update in a.m.

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Election night

Oregon voters have until today at 8 p.m. to turn in their ballots for the May primary. Local drop boxes are located at the Wasco County Courthouse, 511 Washington Street in The Dalles, and Maupin City Hall, 408 Deschutes Avenue. The Dalles Rotary Club will also be collecting ballots from motorists outside the courthouse. As of Monday, 34.79 percent of Wasco County ballots had been returned, compared to 29.3 percent statewide. After the polls close, election results will be posted on The Dalles Chronicle’s Facebook page and at thedalleschronicle.com.

Ballot count rises

With a week left in the May 17 primary, 19.98 percent of Wasco County voters have mailed their ballots. The returns for the major parties are as follows: 1,284 of 5,054 Democrats, 1,014 of 4,472 Republicans and 161 of 636 Independents. Residents have until Thursday to mail ballots and ensure delivery since postmarks do not count.

Romero: Term limits vital

Paul J. Romero, Jr., of Prineville is a Constitutional Conservative who has never before held a public office, but believes it is time to send incumbent U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., into retirement.

Walden: Reform plan ready

U.S. Rep. Greg, R-Ore., thinks the “anti-establishment” political climate in the 2016 election cycle is generated by frustration about governance under the Obama Administration.

Stine seeks senate seat

Young challenger for Wyden in Senate race

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Gov campaign comes to the gorge

The April 21 Hood River Republican Central Committee gathering was part GOP meeting, part debate, and had its share of lively moments.

Conservative Democrat runs for Senate

Running in the May 17 primary, Paul Weaver, a retired locomotive engineer residing in Toledo, wants to give Oregon Democrats a clear choice for U.S. Senate. Weaver is a member of the National Rifle Association, which gives his opponent—incumbent Ron Wyden an F grade. Weaver is pro-life while Wyden is pro-choice.

Nichols wrongly accuses county

The Wasco County Commissioner race got a little heated Wednesday morning.

County candidates talk issues, solutions

Following is part two of a series of questions asked Steve Kramer and Rodger Nichols, candidates for Position 2 on the Wasco County Commission, during last week’s meeting of the Chronicle editorial board. Their answers to the first four of seven questions were published yesterday and all replies have been edited for length:

County candidates face off on key issues

The Dalles Chronicle reporters Derek Wiley and Neita Cecil recorded the answers of county commission candidates Steve Kramer and Rodger Nichols to seven questions asked during last week’s editorial board meeting.

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Chronicle reporter ‘Feels the Bern’ at rally

Come November, Hillary Clinton is expected to be the Democratic presidential nominee but thousands of people in Vancouver, Wash., delivered a different message Sunday, chanting “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” as they stood in line for hours at Hudson’s Bay High School in the rain hoping to get inside the gymnasium to see the senator from Vermont. I know because I was one of them.

May ballot determined

Candidates for the May 17 primary have been set and the only contested local race will be between incumbent Steve Kramer and Haystack Broadcasting reporter Rodger Nichols for Wasco County Commissioner Position 2.

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‘Outsider’ eyes Senate seat

Sam Carpenter is hoping to ride the anti-establishment wave into federal office by ousting incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Carpenter, a Republican, said that he joins millions of Americans in the belief that it is time to “stop playing Washington politics.”

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Clinton, Trump solidify lead in Super Tuesday races

MIAMI — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump seized decisive Super Tuesday victories with math and momentum on their side, leaving rivals scrambling for last-chance, long-shot strategies. For the Republican establishment, the search was increasingly dire.


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