Portlandia is generally known as a pretty liberal area.
That’s why this is such big news:
Republican Christine Drazan is leading the Oregon governor’s race.
A poll from Nelson Research has shown that Drazan is leading the race with 30% of the vote.
Democrat Tina Kotek is two points behind.
Betsy Johnson, an Independent, is polling third at 19%.
2022 OR Governor General Election
Christine Drazan (R) 30%
Tina Kotek (D) 28%
Betsy Johnson (I) 19%
Nelson Research / 516 LV
05/25-05/27 / Sample: D40/R34/I26https://t.co/uAY9mzvwXK
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 1, 2022
The poll didn’t get into WHY people would pick Drazan over anyone else, it just shows that people would.
Speculation could start at the fact that Drazan has consistently been outspoken against mask mandates and lockdowns in an area that suffered through more of them than anywhere else in the country.
Drazan has also made it very clear that she is pro-second amendment and pro-life, which are two very important opinions given the wake of recent events in America.
Drazan recently posted these opinions on her website:
“Governor Brown made the wrong decision when she chose a never-ending state of emergency and heavy-handed mandates. I opposed her mask and vaccine mandates and repeatedly urged her to repeal them. Oregonians understand how to make decisions for themselves and their families – they don’t need their state government telling them how to live their life.
Violent crime in Oregon is out of control, especially in Portland, which is experiencing an all-time high in murders. When police were being attacked, Kate Brown and Portland politicians ignored it. Under my administration, the days of treating police like criminals and criminals like victims will end.
I will support law enforcement, the overwhelming majority of whom do their jobs with courage and distinction, and I will increase funding for our state troopers. I will ensure that laws are being enforced fairly. And when Portland politicians refuse to stop the nightly riots and bring peace to the streets, as Governor, I will.”