Dem Kate Brown wins reelection for Oregon governor

Dem Kate Brown wins reelection for Oregon governor
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) won reelection on Tuesday, edging out her Republican opponent Knute Buehler.

It was a tight race in a state that leans to the left, having voting for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies MORE over Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE in the 2016 presidential election 50 to 39 percent.

Brown won a special election for governor in 2016 after John Kitzhaber resigned in 2015, becoming the state’s second female governor.

Brown was a member of the state legislature for 17 years before serving as secretary of state.